KZN Travel & Adventure Show.

KZN TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW FOR THE PUBLIC OPENS TODAY. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal is now host to two major travel shows. The inaugural KZN Travel And Adventure Show, which will run alongside the ECR House and Garden Show at the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 8 – 10 July, is open to the public. Indaba, which is […]

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KZN TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW FOR THE PUBLIC OPENS TODAY.

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal is now host to two major travel shows. The inaugural KZN Travel And Adventure Show, which will run alongside the ECR House and Garden Show at the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 8 – 10 July, is open to the public.

Indaba, which is staged annually in Durban, is Africa’s biggest tourism exhibition, but is only open to the tourism trade industry.

For the first time in KZN, the public will be able to interact personally with over eighty tourism destinations, resorts, operators and airlines, offering significant discounts and show specials for novel travel and adventure activities – all under one roof.

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Organisers of the Show, which is hosted by Tourism KwaZulu-Natal, are offering a fantastic two shows for the price of one deal. A ticket to the ECR House and Garden Show gives free entry to the KZN Travel and Adventure Show, and vice versa.

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN) chief executive officer, Mr Ndabo Khoza, explained; “With the influx of tourists to the province, enjoying our warm winter weather, we felt that July is the perfect time to provide a public platform for a wide range of travel options at affordable rates.”

“The KZN Travel & Adventure Show will be an opportunity for us to promote intra-travel within the province and for the people of KZN to explore and discover new tourism products that they can visit on their next holiday. KwaZulu-Natal is the second-biggest source market for domestic tourism in the province. The people of KZN already account for 90% of our market share and the Show will give them an opportunity to rediscover other offerings within our exceptional destination.”

He continued: “Durban remains one of the most popular destinations, however this show will uncover some of our hidden gems ranging from all the corners of the Zulu Kingdom, from the magnificent Drakensberg to the adventure-filled South Coast as well as rich historical sites like the Mandela Capture Site and Inanda Heritage Routes. “

“We will also be promoting some of our township routes such as INK, Claremont and Umlazi and visitors will be able to book a tour right there at the Show.”

“There is great demand for a show like this to fulfill the needs of the new age traveller. Most tourists no longer regard a holiday as an opportunity to break away and relax. Several now want t achieve more during their holidays and are now seeking ‘aspirational travel experiences,’ filled with unique and exciting, adventure and adrenalin-filled experiences, from mountain-biking, shark diving, to zip line or bungee jumping.”

One of the KZN exhibitors, Gooderson Leisure, represented by their General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Gail Westphal, commented; “This Show is long overdue! It will show local people just what a variety of attractions there are, just outside their homes. Within our Group, beach, berg, bush and battlefield attractions can all be accessed in just one day.”

There will be daily promotions and activities at the Show and guest appearances by the Sharks rugby team as well as Wild Adventures Jungle Playground for children plus dancers and a poet forming part of the KZN Department of Arts and Culture stand.

Exhibitors are running Show Specials and significant discounts on accommodation, flights and travel. Prizes include holidays to Bangkok and Dubai as well as local resorts.

Exhibitor Categories include:
•Best holiday destinations
•Exciting weekend activities and getaways
•Travel agents, Airlines, Accommodation
•Biking, Boating, Water Sports, Golfing
*Camping, Cruises, Escapes, Expeditions
•Hotels, resorts, restaurants
•Safari, Wellness Spas

•Tourism Bureaus
•Venues for conferences and meetings
•Weddings and functions venues
•Team-building, Vehicles and 4×4
•Show specials and prizes
Exhibitors include:

Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN), Durban Tourism, Department of Arts & Culture, SANBI, Ugu South Coast Tourism, Enterprise Ilembe, Elephant Coast Tourism, Okhahlamba Tourism, Southern Drakensberg Tourism, Cape Town Tourism, SA Hidden Treasures (TEP), India Tourism

Cathedral Peak Hotel
Cathkin Estate
Three Cities Alpine Heath Resort
Sani Pass Mountain Lodge
Sani Pass Tours
The Nest
The Cavern
Drakensville
Cayley Mountain Resort]
ATKV Drakensville
Sierra Resort
The Midlands Amble
Lythwood Lodge
Msini Resorts & Game Reserve
Isibindi Africa Lodges (Kosi Forest Lodge, Thonga Beach Lodge, Isibindi Zulu Lodge)
Ghost Mountain Inn
Jozini Tiger Lodge
Royal Jozini Big 6
Shayamoya Game Lodge
Tembe Safari
Kosi Bay Lodge
Protea Hotel Edward
Gooderson Leisure Group
Thula Thula Private Game Reserve
Tembe Elephant Park
Sun International – Wild Coast Sun
Ingeli Forest Lodge
Premier Hotels & Resorts
Umngazi River Bungalows
San Lameer
Ama Casa Cottages
All Out Adventures
uShaka Marine World
Sharks Board
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Sugar Bay Resorts
Durban Ice Rink, Durban Country Club
All Out Adventures
Hare Krishna Temple
Holsboer Vacations (Umhlanga Villas)
Malek Travel & Tours
One Stop Travel
MSC Cruises
Motala’s Travel Services
Tourism Enterprise Partnership
Pentravel
Serendipity Tours
North Shore Trading
Break Free Holidays
Elephant Ignite
Bhejane Nature Training
H2Go
Zulu Rum
Moyo at The Pier
Virgin Active, Kempster Auto, Fudart, Naked Bones & Fudart Food Truck Revolution, Freshly Grounded – Coffee