Indaba 2015 sees strong growth in hosted buyer numbers

With less than a month to go to the opening of Indaba 2015, South African Tourism has confirmed that approved hosted buyer numbers are double that of 2014.

Indaba is Africa's largest travel trade show. Exhibitor applications are up 30 percent compared to 2014, and 90 percent of the tradeshow floor space has been reserved, while approved non-hosted buyer applications are on a par with 2014.

The show takes place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre from 9-11 May. Hosted buyer applications have grown by just over 75 per cent, to 737 buyers, compared to last year, with 100 percent growth in the number of approved hosted buyer applications, and a split of almost 50/50 percent between local and international buyers.

Exhibitors include the Blue Train; the Vineyard Hotel; Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa; Tsogo Sun; the Protea Hotel Group; MalaMala Game Reserve; andBeyond Group; Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris; the Mantis Collection; the Shamwari Group; Fugitives’ Drift; Groot Constantia; Grootbos; Hilton Worldwide; Legacy Lodges and Resorts; the Lord Charles Hotel; Red Carnation Hotels; Sabi Game Reserve; and the Thornybush Collection.

Destinations including Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, the Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, the DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and Niger State, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, the Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe will have a presence at the show.

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