Tourism Tattler - - BUSINESS & FINANCE - For de­tailed anal­y­sis visit http://hvi.hvs.com/mar­ket/africa/South_Africa_-_Dur­ban

Dur­ban is a his­tor­i­cally sta­ble econ­omy and known as the sleepy third big city of South Africa, but that may change; new sup­ply came in at the end of 2016. Protea Ho­tel by Mar­riott® Dur­ban uMh­langa un­der­went a two-year ex­pan­sion and a mas­sive de­vel­op­ment called “Oceans Umh­langa” is on its way, which will in­clude a 207-room Radis­son Blu Ho­tel and a shop­ping mall. The Hil­ton Dur­ban just fin­ished their ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tions in May this year and a new set­tle­ment is un­der de­vel­op­ment just out­side of Dur­ban called Cor­nu­bia, which will change the sky­line be­tween Umh­langa and King Shaka Air­port over the next 15 years. King Shaka In­ter­na­tional Air­port is ex­pected to be­come the city cen­tre of Dur­ban and ex­pected to grow from 7.5 Mil­lion pas­sen­gers to 45 Mil­lion pas­sen­gers over the next 40 years.South African Air­ways an­nounced a new code-share route with Air Sey­chelles be­tween Sey­chelles and Dur­ban of­fer­ing di­rect flights be­tween Dur­ban and the Sey­chelles since the end of March this year. Fur­ther­more, Dur­ban's net­work was boosted by four new air­lines; Qatar Air­ways, Turk­ish Air­lines, Ethiopian Air­lines and Proflight Zam­bia.

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