Nigeria at Indaba as travel expo opens


Nigeria is actively participating at this year’s Africa Travel Indaba in Durban, South Africa with South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu opening the trading floor on Tuesday and giving exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their offerings to the tourism sector at this 2022 edition of the Africa Travel Indaba in Durban.

Nigeria is represented by private sector tourism and the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA).

About 7.5 billion is expected to be injected into the Durban local economy during the Indaba event. This is coming as all hotels, eateries, and shopping malls are smiling at the banks.

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NANTA took to sessions of networking and meetings and was applauded by many of the exhibitors and service providers.

LEETO, an outdoor camping adventure firm with a generic motorised one-stop-shop facility for 15 persons, presented its unique product to the NANTA team led by Mrs. Susan Akporiaye.

Managing Partner and former South African Tourism Regional Head, West Africa Hiloni Pisto said the Rangler Jeep powered all-inclusive home, fitted with kitchen,  bathroom room,  two camp bedrooms on the roof of the vehicle, and a sit-out cover port for about 15 persons,  is ideal for adventure experience and safari treats.

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The NANTA President and her team turned up for the product checks at its proposed international continental travel trade meeting slated for Johannesburg, South Africa next year.

During NANTA speed meetings in Durban, Akporiaye led her team to another strategic meeting with the South Africa Travel Agencies Association (SATSA) with the chief executive officer, David Frost, who was excited about future collaboration and promised to facilitate the invitation of all spectrum of the sector to NANTA international travel trade engagement next year in South Africa.





South Africa Head of sales for the “Rise Again” South Africa Airlines, Shabnan Vodacnia, and her Nigerian counterpart, Kemi Leke-Bamtefa applauded the rise and presence of NANTA  under the leadership of Akporiaye.

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They both promised to support the Nigerian apex travel body in all its activities, praying for a closer and sustainable future relationship as South Africa Airlines is back in service.

Wole Shadare