Expanding Tourism’s Footprint In Durban
Durban A Growing Tourism Industry
When South African’s hear the word Durban they immediately picture surf, sun, and endless white beaches. Durban, as a global destination, is a city growing in stature. Not only as a holiday destination, but as a city rich in cultural history with opportunities for big business.
The first couple of months in 2013 have demonstrated Durban’s maturity as a key leisure, business and events destination. The hosting of Africa’s Travel Indaba, Africa’s foremost tourism fair, was a huge success. With 10 000 visitors attending and a total of 1 300 exhibits.
Other Events Held In Durban in 2013 with a similarly big impact on the city include the African nation’s cup, the Travel Agents Federation of India Convention, and the BRICS summit
National Geographic is currently airing a global campaign in over 160 countries to market both Cape Town and Durban across all its platforms as the world in 2 cities. It features, uShaka Marine World, the Juma Mashid Mosque, the Victoria Street Market, Ghandi’s House and the Phoenix Settlement as well as the Tala Game Reserve. Durban’s history is told as a leading port with warmth and tradition that is rooted in African and Asian influences.
Durban, Endless Opportunities For Growth
Xtreme Car Rental applauds Tourism Durban’s aim to broaden the tourism foot print of Durban in key international markets. We whole heartedly agree that we want visitors to go beyond just lying on the beach. From visiting the many historic heritage sites around the city to experiencing our cultural dishes. Visitors requiring a Vehicle to Hire in Durban to get around to all the amazing places, we can help.
Unknown Facts About Durban
Not many people know, for example, that Nelson Mandela cast his first vote in Inanda. Or that Mahatma Gandhi lived in the city for 18 years? At Xtreme Car Rental we want Durban’s unique flavour to be enjoyed not only by the international visitors, but by locals as well.
Upcoming Events To Be Hosted in Durban
Visitors will be flocking to number of key events on the social calendar, firstly the legendary Comrades Marathon on the 2nd of June.
Another growing attraction is the Top Gear Festival on the 15th and 16th of June. The only event of its kind to be hosted in Africa.
Around 60,000 plus car enthusiasts are expected to attend the festival to be held at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium. The adrenaline-fuelled event, hosted by celebrities Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, promises plenty of spills and thrills. With featured guests like formula one world champion Mika Häkkinen.
Other events in the pipeline include the sardine splash in Amanzimtoti, with lots of beach activities to keep the whole family entertained. The Vodacom July is always a great excuse to get dressed up and enjoy a day at the races.
Because Durban businesses we are all aware that we need to develop and deliver better quality experiences to continue to attract visitors. Xtreme Car Rental is starting with affordable Car Hire in Durban to cater to all needs of tourists.