The Western Cape stand at this year's Tourism Indaba in Durban, hosted by Wesgro – the Cape's official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency – showcases the very best our region has to offer for travellers from South Africa, the rest of Africa, and the world.
Exhibits at Tourism Indaba provide an effective way for regional tourism offices and businesses across the province to drive sales, and this year Wesgro’s space was sold out within a month.
Our exhibitors this year include:
• Cape Karoo Region
• Cape Town Big 7
• Cape Town Pass
• Cape Town Tourism
• Cape West Coast Region
• Cape Whale Coast (Overstrand Region)
• City Sightseeing Cape Town
• Drakenstein Local Tourism Authority (Paarl & Wellington)
• First Diamonds
• Franschhoek Tourism
• Garden Route & Klein Karoo Region
• MK Travel Agency & Tours
• Stellenbosch 360
• Thebe Tourism Group, and
• Tulbagh Tourism & Wine Route
Furthermore, today Wesgro will host the official launch of the Cape Town False Bay Tour, and tomorrow a discussion on Township Cuisine with Abigail Mbalo, a Masterchef SA finalist and owner of eKasi Culute restaurant in Khayelitsha.
Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde said: “The Western Cape's competitive offering is showcased to key markets at the Tourism Indaba. Our province offers a diverse range of experiences for tourists and the exhibitors at this year’s stand demonstrate this. Tourism, which is one of our focus areas through Project Khulisa, is a driver of jobs and growth. Early indications show we have already added 50 000 jobs to the sector since the launch of Project Khulisa. Embracing innovation, as many of this year's exhibitors have done, will be key to ensuring continued growth.”
Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris said: "We are proud to represent the amazing opportunities for tourism in Cape Town and the Western Cape at this year’s Indaba. The Cape’s unrivalled natural beauty, friendly and innovative people, and world-class infrastructure provide the perfect recipe for a growing tourism sector that will create even more jobs. The strong, united presence at this year’s event will help to accelerate this growth."
For more information regarding Wesgro’s participation at this year's Indaba, please contact its Head of Leisure Tourism, Inge Dykman (email@example.com/073 551 9436) or Chief Communications Officer, Russel Brueton (firstname.lastname@example.org/ 0828156020).