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Show your support for Durban at the World Travel Awards!

Promotional Banners on Empty Pier on North Beach

The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward & celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel & tourism industry. Now in it’s 22nd year, the Wall Street Journal describes it as “the travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars”, with the Gulf Times calling it the “biggest travel event of the year”. …

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No more Top Gear Live for Durban


It has been announced today that Top Gear Festival will not take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal this year. The organisers have confirmed they are actively looking for an alternative destination for a Top Gear Live event and hope to have more news very soon. Over the years the Top Gear …

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Mountain bike challenge to take place in Isandlwana

Bike race isandlwana

The inaugural Bike & Battle leisure adventure will be hosted at Isandlwana Lodge in the Anglo Zulu Battlefields, KwaZulu-Natal from 17 to 20 September 2015. Presented by Durban based Detour Trails, the Bike & Battle is designed to give riders and runners a chance to experience the beautiful natural trails …

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Durban’s King Shaka International Airport second best airport in Africa!


The Airports Council International’s yearly Airport Service Quality Awards has seen Durban’s King Shaka International Airport awarded runner up for the “2014 ASQ Award for Best Airport in Africa”. ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) is the only global benchmarking programme measuring passengers’ satisfaction while they are at the airport.  The programme …

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Decorex SA returns to Durbs


The annual gathering of home trends, crafty décor ideas, cocktail mixology sessions and homely tasty food is about to come to Durban! Decorex SA 2015, coming to Durbs from 19 – 22 March, has a few surprises up its sleeve and I’m here to give you a heads up on …

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R18m approved for Durban Commonwealth Games Bid

South Africa

The Executive Committee has approved the allocation of R18m as part of the shared costs towards the bidding process for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. A report on the progress of the bidding process for Durban to host the 2022 Games was tabled at the EXCO meeting at City Hall on …

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eThekwini and US talk trade

Durban City Harbor

Mayor James Nxumalo hosted US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard and US Consul-General Frances Chisholm at the Durban City Hall last week.  The ambassador and his delegation paid a courtesy visit to Durban to talk about possible co-operations with the City. Ambassador Gaspard said he was excited to be in Durban. He …

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Durban Now Sole Bidder For 2022 Commonwealth Games!

durban city, south africa

Edmonton last night withdrew its bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games because of economic problems caused by the drop in worldwide oil prices, claiming that they wanted to focus on 2026 instead.  The decision leaves Durban in South Africa as the only bidder for the Games, putting them in pole …

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