Location | World News Media Congress 2017

World News Media Congress 2017

07 Jun 2017 to 09 Jun 2017
South Africa

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Location | World News Media Congress 2017



This section will provide you with all the necessary information on the event venue, the host city and recommended hotels in Durban, South Africa


Venue - Durban International Convention Center

The Durban ICC, renowned for its high standards of service excellence, has successfully staged some the world’s most prestigious and complex events. This multi-award winning Centre has been voted Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre by the World Travel Awards no fewer than 15 times since 2001 and has been rated amongst the World’s Top 15 convention centres by The International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC). This world-class facility offers the largest flat floor, column-free multi-purpose event space in Africa. Incorporating the Durban ICC Arena and Durban Exhibition Centre, the complex offers clients 112,000m² of flexible exhibition and meeting space.


Accommodation - Hilton Durban

Directly next to the Durban Convention Center is the Hilton Durban. The Hilton Durban is an iconic landmark hotel offering superior accommodations in a supreme location. All rooms offer panoramic views of the city or the Natal coastline, with easy access to Durban's beaches and central business district. Hilton Durban offers elegant guest rooms furnished with Hilton Serenity Beds. Each room features an entryway with vanity area/work desk,  generous closet space,  three phone lines,  tea and coffee making facilities,  hair dryer,  iron/ironing board,  and alarm clock with MP3 compatibility.

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Other Hotels

Durban offers a variety of different hotels: from 4-5 star international hotels, beach hotels and beautiful colonial style hotels. Most are within walking distance of the International Convention Center.

  1. Hilton Durban (5 Stars)
  2. Olwandle Suite Hotel & Conferences (3 Stars)
  3. Southern Sun Elangeni (4 Stars)
  4. City Lodge Hotel Durban (3 Stars)
  5. Balmoral Hotel (4 Stars)
  6. Gooderson Tropicana Hotel (3 Stars) 
  7. Durban Manor Hotel (3 Stars) 
  8. Blue Waters Hotel (3 Stars) 
  9. Royal Park Hotel (4 Stars)
  10. Southern Sun Maharani (5 Stars) 
  11. Tudor House Hotel (3 Stars) 
  12. Protea Hotel by Marriott Edward (4 Stars)
  13. Riverside Hotel (4 Stars)

For an extended stay in the Durban area, WAN-IFRA recommends the following hotels in Umhangla (holiday village, just 20 minutes from Durban center and located directly on the waterfront):

The Beverly Hills Hotel

The Oyster Box

Situated on the east coast of South Africa just north of the vibrant Port City of Durban, Umhlanga faces the the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and has the best South African accommodation, with superb holiday apartments, luxury hotels, lodges and B&B's. It also has up-market, first world Shopping Centres. The golden sandy beaches stretch northwards for more than 200 kilometres, all the way to the spectacular Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a world heritage site. 


The Host City

Durban is a natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate, situated on the eastern seaboard of Africa. The City is built around one of the busiest ports in Africa. The city focuses on providing visitors with a unique set of experiences that go beyond the beach and into the realm of Durban’s diverse culture, urban lifestyle and scenic diversity.

The City of Durban is an elegant, mature and ambitious city. It is a trendsetter in offering great lifestyle, speckled with adventure activities, blessed with natural beauty and is an astonishingly liveable city. Whether you here as a business delegate and/or a leisure traveler there is a warm African flavor that will capture your heart forever. 


Durban is perfectly located as the gateway to KwaZulu-Natal, and it takes a more few hours drive to a choice of two World Heritage sites – the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, game reserves, coral reefs and historic battlefields, all ideal destinations for pre- and post conference tours.

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