NOW THAT INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL IS BACK ON THE CARDS, SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM IS BRINGING BACK ITS SIGNATURE GLOBAL TRADE SHOWS, MEETINGS AFRICA AND AFRICA’S TRAVEL INDABA.
The destination marketing organisation has confirmed that the flagship business events and leisure trade shows will return next year, with both platforms being hosted as physical events with limited virtual components.
Africa’s Travel Indaba’s 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations; however, Meetings Africa was able to go ahead in February 2020, just before the coronavirus outbreak, when it celebrated its 15-year anniversary.
In 2022, Meetings Africa will take place from 28 February 2022 to 2 March at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, while Africa’s Travel Indaba will be hosted from 2 to 5 May at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.
As South African Tourism continues its efforts to boost recovery for the tourism sector, the return of these shows will promote and market the country’s business events hosting capability and showcase its leisure tourism products and experiences.