African Tourism Board and Durban ICC: Working together on Sustainable Development Goals

At the ongoing Indaba travel industry trade show in Durban, African Tourism Board Vice President Cuthbert Ncube met with Lindiwe Rakharebe, the Chief Executive Officer of the e Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre Complex in the city center of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

ATB VP Ncube said: “Our discussion centered on a need for a more robust approach in aligning so much diversity in terms of products from the region that can play a catalytic role that will see all countries in the region working together towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Tourism plays a pivotal roll in fulfilling these.”

Lindiwe Rakharebe holds a Bachelors Degree in Management Leadership and is credited to have contributed immensely to the success of Durban ICC. The Center has won several awards under her leadership as Africas leading Meeting and Conference Centre and is rated among the world s top client-rated convention centers.

She sees the African Tourism Board playing a more direct and positive roll in acknowledging the need for a more inclusive synergy in the region. She suggested moving to a more strategic partnership in hosting African Tourism Board conferences.

Lindiwe Rakharebe proudly added: “The convention center prides itself as Africa’s leading convention center and offers the largest flat floor, column-free, multi-functional event space in Africa.

Today’s meeting was a follow-up discussion after our article: Durban loves African Tourism Board and Africa wins

Founded in 2018, the African Tourism Board is an association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from, and within the African region. For more information and how to join, visit

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