Tourism Update, in partnership with SA Tourism, hosted a live webinar on Thursday, May 25 on Indaba, which was recently rebranded Africa’s Travel Indaba.

SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona, Chief Convention Bureau Officer of the South Africa National Conventions Bureau, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo and Chief Marketing Officer, Margie Whitehouse took questions and feedback from the trade on the future of the show.

Ntshona said SA Tourism looks forward to building the show year on year and also incorporating and championing the industry’s needs.

Kotze-Nhlapo said she was encouraged by the engagement during the webinar, which showed that Indaba is the industry’s show. “It says to me that we really want this platform to work,” she said. She added that SA Tourism is looking forward to work with the trade and seeing how it can implement ideas from the trade.

Topics discussed during the webinar included the timing of the show, the quality of buyers and exhibitors at the show as well as initiatives to encourage networking at the show.

To listen to the full webinar, click here.

Africa’s Travel Indaba will take place next year from May 8-9, with Business Opportunity Networking Day taking place on May 7.