Africa’s Travel Indaba (ATI) will take place at the Durban International Convention Centre (ICC) in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Province from 13 to 16 May 2024. The trade show showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa's best tourism products and services, and afford delegates an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the exciting travel experiences on offer - with a view of forging dynamic tourism partnerships. 


The ATI is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. It has won the accolades as Africa’s best travel and tourism show awarded by the Association of World Travel Awards.


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Africa’s Travel Indaba offers industry players and its stakeholders an opportunity to meet and engage on the challenges and opportunities that affect the advancement of tourism on the continent. The Department of Tourism will host the following events prior and during Africa’s Travel Indaba 2024:



1)    Minister’s African Tourism Ministers Dialogue – The Tourism Dialogue provides a platform for African Tourism Ministers, policy makers, stakeholders and experts from the tourism sector to share ideas and to discuss issues impacting tourism on the African continent. The 2024 topic is “Air Connectivity - A Catalyst for Tourism Development in Africa” with four international airlines participating in the dialogue. 


Date: Monday, 13 May 2024 (By Invitation only)

Time: 16:00 to 18:00              

Venue: Maharani Hotel: Tugela Conference Room - Durban 


Media RSVP to: Zara Nicholson - Ministry Media Liaison Officer on Cell: +27 (0) 79 416 5996 or via Email:


2)    Africa’s Travel Indaba Opening - The official opening will be conducted by the Minister of Tourism Patricia de Lille followed by a visit to the various exhibition halls.


Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2024 (Open event)

Time: 08:30 to 10:30              

Venue: South Foyer – Durban ICC 


3)    Tourism Investment Seminar: The Tourism Investment Seminar will share insights on the lucrative Investment opportunities that exist in South Africa’s tourism sector. The session will expose foreign buyers to South African project owners while matching viable tourism projects with the investors. The session will highlight some of the incentive initiatives available to investors in the tourism sector including energy efficiency-related schemes.



Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2024 (Open invitation)

Time:  10:00 – 14:00

Venue: Meeting Room 12 - Durban ICC 


4)      The National Tourism Career Expo (NTCE) Business Networking Session & TSHRD Graduation Ceremony - Deputy Minister of Tourism, Fish Mahlalela will address NTCE stakeholders and tourism business owners in a bid to encourage their participation at the 2024 NTCE. This annual expo draws in thousands of youth to explore the potential career opportunities that exist in the sector. The networking session will culminate with a graduation ceremony for 50 KZN learners who successfully completed the Department’s Food and Beverage Skills Training programme.  


Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2024 (by invitation)

Time: 09:00 to 13:00              

Venue: South Foyer – Durban ICC 


5)    Hidden Gems Pavilion – Explore the Hidden Gems Pavilion and meet the 120 tourism SMMEs showcasing their products. The 120 SMME’s participation is funded by the Department of Tourism’s Market Access Support Programme to expand their businesses, and showcase their offerings at various domestic and international trade shows. 



Date: Tuesdays till Thursday 14 - 16 May 2024 (Open invitation)

Venue: Durban ICC ​


KINDLY NOTE: Media Accreditation for these events is limited, and RSVP’s will be managed on a ‘first come - first serve’ basis. Kindly confirm your attendance by no later than 09 May 2024 to: 


Mr. Bheka Kweyama                       OR                    Ms. Sindi Zwane         

Tel: 071 868 4141                                                       Tel: 081 267 4665              

E-mail:                      E-mail:       


Please note: Members of the Media must be registered to attend Africa’s Travel Indaba to gain access into the Durban ICC. Visit to register ​