Top Africa Travel News From Indaba 2018

With the theme, “Africa’s Stories” as its focus, the opening ceremony for this year’s Indaba travel trade show in Durban highlighted a passion for Africa, and a rebranding of the event from simply “Indaba” to “Africa’s Travel Indaba.” The new name is a call to action to focus on the success of the continent as a whole and to, “Go out and tell Africa’s stories to the world,” said Derek Hanekom, South Africa’s newly reinstated National Minister of Tourism, as he officially launched the trade show, now in its 27th year on the sunny Indian Ocean shores of Durban. With more than 80 countries in attendance and 1,700 delegates, the show’s attendance was up nearly 4 percent from the previous year. And like Indaba, U.S. tourism numbers to South Africa are also on the rise,…

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