INDABA is going for gold. It is the only standard there is, says South African Tourism CEO Moeketsi Mosola of Africaâ€™s premier travel and trade exhibition whose goal is to reach out to tens of thousands of domestic and foreign consumers of tourism products.
â€œThis yearâ€™s Indaba is fitting tribute to the ongoing success of the South African tourism industry.
"One of the highlights of Indaba which was held in Durban, South Africa two weeks ago was a cocktail thrown by South African Airlines and a breakfast presentation the following day. South African Airways (SAA) Country Manager, Yogi Biriggwa, who led Ugandaâ€™s delegation, said that the breakfast presentation does not get any better. â€œThis is where you get to shine in front of the top brass in the airline.
"Everybody who has the power to advance you is here and they are looking for results. Next year, Uganda is going to present those results,â€ she said. South African Airways also became the first African airline to join the Star Alliance.
The alliance is intended to give the traveller access to other airlines as well as giving more value for money
Over 11,500 exhibiting personnel and visitors were present for the four-day affair which included a delegation from Uganda.
The delegation included Jack Wavamunno, Charlotte Kamugisha, Alice Amulen, Mary Nakawojwa, Vish Akkihal and Pearl Hoareau, whose travel agencies contributed to the growth of SAA.
SAAâ€™s Star Alliance