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Indaba

Indaba 2005 Fact Sheet

Venue:ICC & DEC DurbanKwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
Dates:6 - 9 May 2006
Opening Times:Exhibitors08h00 - 18h00
Trade Visitors09h00 - 18h00 (Saturday to Monday)
09h00 - 16h00 (Tuesday)
Website:Indabawww.indaba-southafrica.co.za
South African Tourismwww.southafrica.net
Kagiso Exhibitionswww.kagisoexhibitions.co.za

Widely regarded as the continent's premier travel trade exhibition, Indaba has grown in status, quality and diversity to become one of the industry's top three most visited travel trade shows of its kind on the global calendar.

Indaba 2005, regarded as the most successful and productive ever, saw a record number of 10 700 participants. Tourism products and services from over 1500 companies came together to showcase the best the Southern African region has to offer the international tourism trade. Visitor numbers were up by 5%, reflecting the increased interest to do business with Southern Africa. Almost 600 media, both local and international, provided extensive coverage through radio, television, newspaper and dedicated travel publications worldwide.

"Indaba has always been regarded as a key event on both the regional and global travel trade calendars, but this year it has surpassed itself", said Moeketsi Mosola, CEO South African Tourism.

Exhibitor Profile:

Indaba 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:

The profile of the Indaba visitor is made up of the following groups:

Tour Operators

Business Travel Agencies

Retail Travel Agencies

Incentive Agencies

Group Travel Agencies

Ground Handlers

Consulting Companies

Conference Organisers

Marketing Services

Adventure Travel

Sports Tourism

Eco Tourism

Online Travel

Media Profile

Indaba has a dedicated following of local and international media who provide extensive coverage of the exhibition for the local and international markets through radio, television, newspaper and dedicated travel publications.

Statistical Details 2005:

Sector

2004

2005

2006 Expected

Exhibiting companies

1636

1584

1600

Exhibiting Personnel

5689

6546

6500

Visitors

3933

4145

4500

Media

623

531

600

Overall Attendance

9629

10700

11500