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CapeNature attends Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban

21 May 2024

CapeNature’s participation at the recent Africa Travel Indaba in Durban marked a significant milestone in promoting sustainable tourism and conservation initiatives. The event, which drew industry leaders and stakeholders from across the globe, provided an excellent platform for CapeNature to showcase its commitment to conserving the Western Cape's natural beauty while fostering economic growth through eco-tourism.

Sheraaz Ismail, Executive Director: Eco-Tourism & Access at CapeNature, highlighted the importance of such events, stating, "Africa Travel Indaba has been pivotal in expanding our network and presenting CapeNature's projects to an international audience. It's thrilling to see the interest and enthusiasm for sustainable practices within the tourism sector."

Dr. Ashley Naidoo, CEO of CapeNature, also commented on the success of the event: "Our presence at the Indaba has not only reinforced our dedication to conservation but has also opened doors for future collaborations that align with our vision of a sustainable future. The discussions and connections made here underscore the critical role that nature-based tourism plays in conservation efforts."

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Throughout the event, CapeNature emphasized its innovative approaches to eco-tourism, including its efforts to connect communities with nature and create meaningful opportunities through tourism. The positive feedback from participants and stakeholders at the Indaba was a testament to the ongoing efforts and achievements of CapeNature in promoting a greener future.

Winile Mtungwa, Deputy Head for Tourism at Durban Tourism, noted that the city had recorded over R500 million in revenue during Indaba week, with a 23% increase in exhibitors this year, featuring over 1,200 stands. This underscored the event's substantial impact on the local economy and its growing prominence in the global tourism industry.

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As CapeNature continues to lead in sustainable tourism, the insights and partnerships formed at Africa Travel Indaba will undoubtedly enhance its initiatives, such as the travel trade programme.

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