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The first ever South Africa Heritage and Culture Pavilion was hosted by the Department of Tourism (NDT) and South African Tourism (SAT) at the 2013 Tourism Indaba.
The aim of the pavilion was to give live to the Heritage and Culture Strategy developed by the Branch: Domestic Tourism Management. The result, the South African Heritage and Culture Pavilion was the buzz of the 2013 Indaba.
The success of the pavilion was due to a metamorphosis, like the life-cycle of a butterfly. It took collaboration and partnership between NDT and SAT, creativity, brainstorming sessions to break old habits, a dash of courage, trust, teamwork and lots of team spirit, all mixed carefully to course a stir.
During the Indaba four television shows were recording the event at the Pavilion, these included Morning Live, Sunday Live, Fokus and Top Billing. One of the special guests who visited the Heritage and Culture Pavilion was Dr. Albertina Luthuli, the daughter of Chief Albert Luthuli, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the non-violent struggle against apartheid. Dr. Luthuli wrote her message on the graffiti wall, “In the Freedom Charter rests the tenets of responsible leadership.”
The Pavilion showcased the eight World Heritage Sites and 20 heritage and culture products. A variety of local products including up-cycled furniture, accessories and fittings were also on display.
The Heritage and Culture Pavilion was a true example of the NDT living its brand and vision as a catalyst for tourism growth and development in South Africa. In the words of the Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, “Bravo culture and heritage”.
Show Dates: Show Days: 11 - 14 May 2013International Trade Days: 11 - 14 May 2013Local Trade Days: 12 - 14 May 2013Show Times09h00 - 18h00, 11 - 13 May 201309h00 - 16h00, 14 May 2013Exhibitors can enter the halls from 08h00.Exhibitor ProfileINDABA brings together a showcase of Southern African tourism products and services for the international travel trade. Exhibitors in the DEC (Durban Exhibition Centre) include provincial authorities and provincial products. In the ICC (International Convention Centre), exhibitor categories include accommodation, tour operators, game lodges, transport, online travel, media publications and industry associations. Outdoor exhibitors include transport, camping and safari companies.Visitor Profile