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KWAZULU-NATAL BLUE FLAG BEACHES A BOON FOR TOURISM

Ushaka Beach Durban, Image: Denver Govender

The MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, has welcomed the awarding of Blue Flag status to nine beaches in KwaZulu-Natal as a much-needed positive boon for the province’s tourism prospects. A total of seven beaches in the Ray Nkonyeni District to the south of the …

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Durban ICC Became A Symbol For Democracy

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The Durban International Convention Centre has been a winner since 8 August 1997 when South Africa’s first democratic president Nelson Mandela cut the ribbon. It is perhaps significant that Durban ICC celebrates its 21stanniversary in the year that also marks 100 years since the birth of our beloved Madiba. _____________________________________________________ …

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Surf’s Up! Direct to Durban

British Airways will fly directly from London to Durban

Travellers hoping to escape the Northern Hemisphere’s shorter days and long, cold nights this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of British Airways’ new direct service. From October 29 the airline’s customers will be able to surf their heart out along the …

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Durban ICC Voted “Africa’s Finest” Once Again!

Durban ICC Chief Executive Officer, Lindiwe Rakharebe and Executive Chef John Moatshe receiving the World Travel Award for “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre.”

Service excellence is the heartbeat of the Durban International Convention Centre and this was once again affirmed at the 24th World Travel Awards – Africa Gala Ceremony where the Centre was crowned “Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre”. This was the sixteenth time that the Centre won this title since …

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World Class Cruise Terminal For Durban

Durban New Cruise Terminal

The plan to position Durban as a world-class cruise capital took a step forward this morning with the announcement of the preferred bidder for the Durban Cruise Terminal – KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT) – a Joint Venture between MSC Cruises SA (a subsidiary of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company …

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Durban Secures Indaba For Next Five Years

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Speaking at the INDABA Travel and Tourism Show’s opening ceremony, President Jacob Zuma announced that Durban has secured the rights to host the show for the next five years. Commenting on the announcement, Chief Executive Officer of the Durban ICC, Lindiwe Rakharebe noted, “We are thrilled, honoured and proud to …

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Hilton Durban Finishes Hotel Refurbishment

Business Lounge

Well situated adjacent to the Durban International Convention Centre, the Hilton Durban is currently completing a major refurbishment, which was undertaken in five phases at a total capital investment of over ZAR 200 million. The full project will be scheduled for completion in 2018 after completing the meetings and banqueting …

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