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May 14, 2014 Exhibitions No Comments Email Email

The Australia and New Zealand South African Tourism team teamed up with its Indian counterparts, KwaZulu-Natal Tourism and Durban Tourism to host close to 150 hosted buyers, tourism operators and media on Friday 9th May at a networking function at Zack’s – North Beach in Durban, South Africa.

The celebration marked the launch of Indaba, Africa’s largest travel trade show, which commenced on the 10 May and wraps up today. The event provided the tourism bodies a chance to enjoy a night of good food and festivities in one of Durban’s local institutions, while soaking up live music and networking ahead of the three day Expo.

“We are excited to have a solid group of industry professionals here with us to share in, and celebrate, the world-class tourism product South Africa offers Australian and New Zealand travel agents and travellers,” said Lalie Ngozi, General Manager: Australasia, South African Tourism.

“We have had another fantastic Indaba and hope our guests enjoyed the heightened celebration as we commemorate 20 years of freedom and democracy – making the Rainbow Nation the destination to visit in 2014.”

Indaba 2014 was held at the Durban International Convention Centre with 9,754 guests in attendance. For more information, please visit

Australian hosted buyers and media with Zulu dancers

Image one (L-R): South African Tourism’s hosted buyers enjoyed an open air Zulu cultural experience of delightful singing and dancing, overlooking the Valley of a Thousand Hills on their first day in Durban, South Africa. They will partake in a post-Indaba famil until 18th May, which will see them visit Umhlanga Rocks, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve and Cape Town. 

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Image two (L-R): Lisa Pagotto, McLachlan Tours Product Manager, Lalie Ngozi, South African Tourism Country Manager: Australasia, Yana Shvarts, South African Tourism Marketing and Communications Manager: Australasia, Caroline Clegg, World Journeys Marketing Manager, Susie Taouk, The Ultimate Traveller Director and Melyne Nercessian, South African Tourism Marketing Assistant: Australia and New Zealand at Zack’s – North Beach.

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