DBN hotels nearly full for Indaba
Tourists planning to visit Durban in a week's time will battle to find hotel rooms.
Tourists planning to visit Durban in a week's time will battle to find hotel rooms, with an occupancy rate of more than 90% reported by the Federated Hospitality Association of SA (Fedhasa) on Friday.
According to Mike Jackson, Fedhasa's vice president for KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, the city is close to full occupancy for the continent's largest travel and tourism exhibition on the weekend starting May 12.
“It's above 90% and filling up fast. It's because of the Indaba. It normally fills out the whole city.”
Jackson said that hotel occupancy rates were in line with those of previous years during the Indaba.
The four-day travel and tourism exhibition held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre and Durban Exhibition centre is expected to draw some 13,000 delegates.
In 2011 there were more than 1600 exhibitors from across the continent, and more than 650 journalists attended the event.