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Lodgestaff at the annual Tourism Indaba
Staff Writer June 08 2010
This year’s Tourism Indaba was hailed as one of the most successful yet. A vibrant and positive atmosphere was almost tangible at the trade fair, where over 12 000 delegates from all over Africa gathered to view the wide variety of travel and tourism products that the region has to offer.
CEO of South Africa Tourism Thandiwe January-McLean said that the pace of business at the event and the quality of delegates, both exhibiting and buying, indicate that we have every reason to be optimistic about South Africa as a destination after the World Cup.
Fuad Bester represented Lodgestaff at the Indaba said it was very exciting to be able to showcase our unique services alongside the country’s leading travel agents, car hire companies, accommodation providers and tourism authorities.
“It was a fantastic opportunity for brand exposure and I was also very encouraged to see how many people are already aware of our company and what we do. We managed to make excellent contact with industry professionals from all over Africa and are looking forward to new business prospects,” he said.
The Indaba was held at the ICC in Durban from 8 to 11 May, and was attended by people and organisations involved in the African travel and hospitality industries, as well as international visitors and media representatives.
The event has taken place annually since 1986 and has grown substantially, with well over 10 000 delegates in attendance this year. The tourism and hospitality industries are clearly emerging from the recession with a positive and energetic approach to business.