Durban, South Africa – The Durban International Convention Centre played host to two high-profile events on 28th March, affirming its position as a leading venue for prestigious events in Durban. The venue hosted the media launch for this year’s Africa’s Travel Indaba trade show (ATI) and an exclusive Chef’s Table event for a select group of influential clients and stakeholders.

The first event, the ATI media launch held in pa rtnership with South African Tourism, Tourism KwaZulu-Natal and the City of Durban was attended by a wide range of industry stakeholders, including Minister of Tourism, Patricia de Lille, other government officials, travel agents, and tourism boards. The event highlighted the value of the tradeshow in the continent’s tourism value chain and the ways in which it contributes to the recovery of the tourism sector. The discussions also emphasized the benefits which ATI offers to tourism associations and the economic benefit which the show delivers to the country.

“The Durban ICC is proud to have successfully hosted the media launch for the ‘Africa’s Travel Indaba’,” said Chief Executive Officer Lindiwe Rakharebe. “As the proud host venue of Indaba for over two decades, we are committed to supporting the growth of the African travel industry and this trade show which promotes the best that the continent has to offer. The event is also a major contributor to positive economic impact in KwaZulu-Natal and is set to once-again generate tens of millions to our Gross Geographic Product this year.”

Africa’s Travel Indaba is the leading tourism trade show on the continent and showcases the widest variety of Africa’s best tourism products. This year’s show will be held from the 9th – 11th May and will attract international buyers and media from across the world.

The launch included a discussion from a panel of industry leaders which included Mr. Themba Khumalo – Acting Chief Executive Officer: South African Tourism, Mr. David Frost, Chief Executive Officer: Southern Africa Tourism Services Association (SATSA), Mr. Aaron Munetsi, Chief Executive Officer of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa, Ms. Sonto Mbonambi, Chief Executive Officer for the Small Tourism Enterprise Association (STEA) and Mr.  Chris Mears, Executive Director of African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA).

The second event of the day, a Chef’s Table event, was attended by a select group of influential clients and stakeholders. The event featured an exclusive menu created by the Centre’s celebrated Executive Chef, Clinton Bonhomme and showcased the  Centre’s world-class culinary offerings.

“We were thrilled to host this Chef’s Table event at the Durban ICC,” said Rakharebe. “It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase our talented culinary team and to provide our special guests with an unforgettable dining experience.”

The Durban ICC has a long-standing reputation as a leading venue for high-profile events, with world-class facilities and a team of experienced event professionals who are dedicated to delivering exceptional experiences for their clients. With its long history of service excellence, the Durban ICC is the perfect choice for events of all types and sizes.

For more information about the Durban ICC and its facilities, please visit www.icc.co.za or call Tel: +27 31 360 1000.


Issued by: The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (Durban ICC)

For more information contact: Durban ICC Acting Marketing & Communications Executive – Sandile Makhanya, 031 360 1192 or sandilema@icc.co.za