South African Tourism, has announced the dates for its 8th annual road show. The road show will kick off from Mumbai on 30th January and culminate at Pune on 06th February 2012.
Mumbai at Trident, Nariman Point on 30 Jan 2012 (0900 - 1630 hrs)
Bangalore at Sheraton at Brigade Gateway on 01 Feb 2012, (0900 - 1500 hrs)
Chennai at Hyatt Regency on 02 Feb 2012, (0900 - 1400 hrs)
Delhi at Le Meridien on 03 Feb 2012, (1000 - 1630 hrs)
Pune at Le Meridien on 06 Feb 2012, (1000 - 1600 hrs)
The previous leg of the road show gained immense popularity not only with local delegates but also from South African products and service representatives who attended in large numbers. This has provided encouragement for South African Tourism India to explore evolving markets within India that hold great potential for the destination, hence the 2012 road show would be held across five cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Pune.
Commenting on the announcement, Ms. Hanneli Slabber, Country Head, South African Tourism India, said, “We've reiterated our focus on India through all our initiatives and this road show provides the right opportunity for trade partners from India as well as South Africa to come together and forge profitable business ties. We've included three new cities this year due to the potential we've witnessed in these geographies. The registration procedure has already begun and we have received a very encouraging response from our South African trade partners.”
STAT At a Glance
· South Africa welcomed more than 8 million tourist arrivals (8,073,552) in 2010.
· South Africa has received 71,587 Indian in 2010 (+17.3%).
· 43,979 Indians between Jan June 2011 (+ 41.8%) travelled to destinations.
According to the latest figures Figures from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)show that global tourism arrivals was estimated to have grown by 6.7% in 2010, clearly indicating that South Africa outperformed the global market by more than 8%. Destinations such as Cape Town got recognized as the top tourist destination for 2011 besides also being acknowledged as the top 15 bicycle friendly cities in the world.