South Africa is an ideal location for business travellers looking for a location for conferences and events, it has been suggested.

South Africa is an ideal location for business travellers looking for a location for conferences and events, it has been suggested.

The World Travel Awards have named either Cape Town, Durban or Johannesburg as the best conferencing venue in Africa every year since 2001.

Meanwhile, South Africa currently ranks 28th on the Union of International Associations’ top meeting destinations, hosting 23 per cent of all business liaisons on the continent.

The country will soon play host to the World Social Security Forum in 2010, the World Critical Health Care Conference in 2013, and World Pharma in 2014, as well as being poised to host football’s World Cup in 2010.

“Nowhere else in the world can you combine business with pleasure as you can in South Africa. A magnificent climate, a passion for nature and a rich social, cultural and political history combine to create a unique experience for the world traveller,” states the South African tourism website.

People on the lookout for flights to South Africa will be pleased to know that the country is improving its infrastructure, with extentions and refurbishments planned for all three main airports.

Emirates Airlines has also added four new flights, bringing the tally of flights to Johannesburg to 18 per week.

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