The largest travel and tourism exhibition on the continent, the 2018 Africa Tourism Indaba, officially opened its doors this week.
Ringing the bell for the official opening and welcoming at the Durban ICC was Deputy Minister of Tourism Elizabeth Thabethe with tourism MEC Sihle Zikalala and eThekwini executive mayor Zandile Gumede, who mentioned just how important events such as these are to the local and intercontinental tourism market.
This year the Indaba sees more than 1000 exhibitors with 22 representatives across the African continent. It debuts 228 new first-time exhibitors.
Its all happening in PMB…
Tourism has no borders
A Meeting was held recently to discuss issues of tourism collaboration and sharing of best practices amongst Midlands private sector and community tourism participants.
The meeting also looked at skills development as means of development and transformation of the tourism sector in the Midlands and collaboration on festive season activities.
The concept of Community Based Tourism Associations is advocated by the White Paper on the Development and Promotion of Tourism in South Africa (1996) and Kwa-Zulu Natal White Paper on the Development and Promotion of Tourism (2008 recognize the need for a range of role players to “ ignite the engine of tourism growth”
Parties committed to work together to encourage communities and private sector participation in the tourism.
In the pic: l-R
Dumisani Mhlongo-Director- Msunduzi Pietermaritzburg Tourism,
Marian Evans – Midlands Meander General Manager,
Sue Brighton- Chairperson-Bulwer Impendle CTO
Frank Mchunu-Director of Zulu –Mpophomeni Tourism Experience
The Weeping Cross is located in the Pietermaitzburg Garden of Remembrance. Dedicated to soldiers who died during the two World Wars, the Garden of Remembrance with its Delville Wood Cross is a popular attraction in Pietermaritzburg.
Past monthly showcases
The Edendale & Imbali Heritage & Freedom Route and Westgate Tourism Experience incorporate Georgetown, a powerful narrative of contribution of the area and its people to Pietermaritzburg City as we know it now.
Situated in Hilton on the northern slopes of Pietermaritzburg, the Queen Elizabeth Nature Reserve is home to many beautiful species, including impala, blesbok, zebra, bushbuck, dassies, grey and blue duiker and crowned eagles.