This follows this evening’s State of the Nation address by
President Cyril Ramaphosa, who confirmed that 08 May 2019 will be the date for
the national elections
Indaba was scheduled to take place from 06-09 May at the
Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC) in Durban
The ICC also serves as the nerve centre for elections in the
KwaZulu Natal province and takes priority over all other events.
“We are currently exploring all viable alternative options
in light of the announcement of the election date,” said South African Tourism
CEO, Sisa Ntshona.
“We also need to consult with our various partners and
stakeholders and appreciate the understanding of our buyers, exhibitors and
delegates who will now await a new date to attend Indaba.”
“We know the importance of Indaba to the travel industry and
want to ensure that we are still are able to provide a world class show despite
having to change the date,” added Ntshona.
The Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) also
added their voice.
“With dates confirmed upfront, buyers and exhibitors
would’ve planned around the original date. There are also other global shows
during this period, but we would like to re-assure the industry that despite
the new date, Indaba will still be a fantastic show to attend and would like to
encourage you to attend once the new date is confirmed,” explained TBCSA CEO,
Indaba is Africa’s biggest travel and trade show with over 7
000 delegates from 80 countries attending last year’s event.
For further information, contact:
Altaaf Kazi at South African Tourism
Tel: +27 11 895-3046
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