Africa's Travel Indaba 2019

Africa’s Travel Indaba 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 showcases the widest variety of Southern Africa's best tourism products and attracts international buyers and media from across the world. South African Tourism is the owner of this annual event that has won awards for Africa’s best travel and tourism show. Over the three days, the event attracts well over 16000 delegates from the travel tourism and related industries. These audiences and participants form the core of tourism Gauteng’s key associates, role players and important partners in the delivery of our mandate. It’s the industry’s key selling and showcasing platform of note.

The annual travel trade show takes place from 2 - 4 May 2019 in Durban. This year’s theme is Africa’s Stories, Your Success and focuses on a united goal to deliver authentic stories to increase tourism to Africa sustainably.

Indaba brings together a showcase of Southern African tourism products and services for the international travel trade. Exhibitors include provincial authorities, provincial products and African countries. Exhibitor categories include accommodation, tour operators, game lodges, transport, online travel, media publications and industry associations. Outdoor exhibitors include transport, camping and safari companies. On the buyers’ side, inbound tour operators, foreign travel agents, airlines, destination marketing companies, and online booking and transport firms attend this high-profile exhibition.

Gauteng Tourism, working together with the municipalities and various tourism in the city region, will be promoting the golden province’s unique tourism offerings with a view to increase visitor footfall and thus grow the economy of the province.

Visit the Gauteng Tourism Authority at stand DEC1 D26

What’s hot at Indaba 2019


Day 1: INDABA 2019 Official Opening, and live broadcast at GTA stand
Day 2: Cradle Of Humankind 20 Year Celebration
Day 3: #GPShotLeft Activation at GTA stand


Meet the exciting Gauteng tourism districts who will be our co-exhibitors at INDABA. Each area has something novel and exciting to offer visitors allowing for a truly rich and diverse tourism experience – this is exactly what we will be showcasing. As a collective, we are looking forward to an unprecedented period of growth and transformation in the tourism profile of our province.