Published on: May 19, 2016
SES participated at the annual Tourism Indaba held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban over the weekend of the 7th-9th May 2016. This event showcased the best of what Africa’s tourism industry has to offer and provided valuable opportunities to industry players allowing them to engage with each other in order to continue making tourism a sustainable industry for the continent.
“The impact of tourism is far reaching and goes beyond holiday makers visiting different destinations. Tourism creates opportunities for business and are destinations that appear lucrative are often seen as viable destinations for business to either expand or enter. This is because those destinations have both the infrastructure and stability conducive to growing an economy,” says Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, SES Senior VP of Commercial Africa.
SES provided the hospitality and tourism industries with its Enterprise⁺ Broadband which offers cutting-edge, reliable high bandwidth communications irrespective of geographic location. This connectivity can be switched on within 48 hours with uncapped bandwidth and boasts speeds of up to 1Gbps. The Indaba is a key event on the calendar for many businesses including transport and airlines – all of which have a link to technology that is provided by SES. The credibility of the event was further cemented by the fact that South Africa’s Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom was a speaker. The minister again highlighted the importance of the tourism sector as it provides over 20 million jobs to the translated into 8.1% of Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Tourism provides the perfect opportunity for Africa as a continent to show the world what it’s capable of, and with solutions provided by SES, the possibilities are endless.
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