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President Zuma officially opens INDABA 2017

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President Zuma officially opens INDABA 2017

President Jacob Zuma offcially opening the Tourism INDABA 2017 held at Chief albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban. The INDABA is Africa’s top tourism trade show that brings together more trhan 7000 delegates that represent top tourism products in Africa as well as the world’s lerading travel buyers and travel and tourism media. 16/05/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

President Jacob Zuma has rung the bell to mark the official opening of the Tourism Indaba 2017 at the Durban ICC.

Durban will be the home of the Tourism Indaba for the next five years.

Zuma has told delegates that in 2015, the tourism sector contributed R375 billion to the country’s economy.

He has shed some light on government’s 5 in 5 tourism growth strategy, saying they are working to achieve further growth in South Africa’s tourism.

“We want to attract five million more international arrivals and domestic tourists within the next five years. To achieve these goals, we are strengthening existing markets while also developing and investing into new international markets such as the Middle East and Asia,” says Zuma.

Zuma also says tourism is currently responsible for 1.5 million jobs and they plan to grow employment in the sector to over 2.5 million by 2025.

Asuquo Eton founded talkmediaafrica.com, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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