South African Tourism Is Gearing Up To Welcome Over 1000 Exhibiting Companies And More Than 2 000 Buyers At INDABA 2015
On the eve of INDABA 2015, delegate numbers for the show are looking excellent. Confirmed INDABA hosted buyer numbers are up on last year, with 299 hosted buyers from key and critical tourism markets including Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Of those buyers, 285 are from outside South Africa. The other 14 are South African buyers. Over 90 percent of INDABA exhibiting floor space (10 511 square metres) is assigned to exhibitors.
Themba Masheula, Manager at the iconic Blue Train is looking forward to INDABA 2015. “INDABA is a valuable marketing and networking platform for us. About 65 percent of our business comes from international markets, and INDABA offers direct access to these markets. INDABA offers us an opportunity to meet with clients and increase our occupancy. We always get value and good business from INDABA.”
Jaco du Plooy, Marketing Manager at Cape Town’s four-star Lord Charles Hotel says INDABA offers them an opportunity to touch base with existing clients and network with key industry players. “It also showcases what our competitors are up to and gives us an insight into new developments in the market.”
INDABA takes place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, from May 9 to 11 2015.
For more information on INDABA 2015, go to www.indaba-southafrica.co.za/