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Why attend INDABA?

  • It is Africa’s top travel and tourism exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Keep abreast of global trends and new developments within the tourism and travel industry.
  • Meet industry stakeholders and decision makers face to face
  • Conduct business with new and existing clients.
  • Gain competitive advantage with a view to becoming market leaders.
  • Meet with over 1200 exhibitors from a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors.
  • Opportunity to network with key decision makers and stakeholders on an exciting and informative platform.

Not only can you meet and network with the industry's key role players and decision-makers, but also consider all your South African leisure tourism options and negotiate the best deals on these products, all in one place.

Information & Criteria

Definition of Buyer Categories

Buyer categories are divided into International Buyer or Local Buyer dependent on where you are based.

Local Buyers and International Buyers will be allowed to attend on three days. The organisers reserve the right to request additional supporting information regarding company profile before approval. The organisers also reserve the right to decline the application should the information supplied not fit the criteria.

Show Days

INDABA 2016 will take place from 7 - 9 May 2016 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (previously Durban ICC). Please check your confirmation from the website to establish your attendance dates. Local Trade will attend all three days of the show,

Entrance Fee (all prices include VAT)

  • Pre-Registered International Buyer: Free
  • International Buyers registering at the show: ZAR 640.00
  • Local Buyers[1] attending on all three days: ZAR 640.00
  • Local Trade[2] attending all three days: ZAR 640.00
  1. Local Buyer is a buyer representing a Travel & Tourism Company based in South Africa which operates internationally
  2. Local Trade is a buyer representing a Travel & Tourism Company based in South Africa which only operates locally

Application Form

You are required to complete one application per person.

Buyer Validation Requirement

South African Tourism and the Organisers reserve the right to request additional information before application approval.

Important Information

Please note that you will only be allowed to attend the days which you have been approved to attend. Any travel, accommodation and business meeting arrangements should be made only after the delegate has received confirmation or approval from the organisers regarding their attendance.

Please be advised that if arrangements are made outside the dates you have been approved to attend, the organisers will not be held responsible (Flights and accommodation costs) and all meetings outside the dates you have been approved for, will thus need to be conducted off the venue.

Only six representatives from each company will be allowed to attend INDABA. Each application must be completed by each person attending INDABA.

* No group applications will be accepted, all buyers are requested to complete individual application forms

Travel Tips

You are thinking about coming to Durban for INDABA, here are a few pointers to help make your INDABA visit a success. Here are a few valuable tips (by those in the know):

  • Make accommodation and car-hire bookings as soon as you can. There are a number of accommodation options in Durban and surrounding areas including boutique hotels, self-catering apartments, city hotels and even residential homes to hire, but you need to move swiftly.
  • Start setting up your appointments and making contacts as soon as the relevant details are available.
  • Ensure you have sufficient business cards for your many meetings.
  • Keep scouring this website for details of events and activation's; make the most of your INDABA by keeping yourself informed.
  • Remember comfy clothing, and comfortable shoes and, of course, your bathing costume and beach hat for those extra sunny days in Durban.
  • Don’t forget to choose a tour from the pre & post tours available on the website while you are at INDABA and explore the surrounding areas (if you have the time).

INDABA Club Members


An INDABA Club Member is an International Delegate from the Travel and Trade Industry who has attended INDABA in the last two years consecutively.


As an INDABA Club Member you will have access to the INDABA Club Lounge exclusively designed for your business and leisure comfort with a complimentary tea/coffee and juice bar at your disposal. An outdoor patio is available with comfortable furniture to relax and unwind and hold meetings.

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