Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Durban's Tourism Boom

Durban is undergoing a tourism boom, with the Indian Premier League rugby tournament, the recent Indaba African travel trade show and the upcoming World Cup.

More than 13 000 delegates are expected for Indaba
Africa's biggest travel trade show - which will officially open tomorrow at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.

Major hotels and bed-and-breakfast establishments in the city are fully booked.

The IPL was forced not to schedule matches in Durban over the next week because of Indaba. Together, the two events have resulted in the city crawling with local and international tourists, including several sports and Bollywood stars.

Tourism bonanza hits Durban
The Mercury
May 8, 2009