Durban Tourism is looking for Social Media Influencers wishing to engage with Durban Tourism through an expanded relationship on various Programmes. These include: Essence Festival Durban, Durban Fashion Fair, Vodacom Durban July, Durban Business Fair, Durban Jazz Festival, Durban Boat Show, Amashova, Tour Durban Cycle Race, Comrades Marathon, Good Food & Wine Show, Township to Township tour, Music by the Lake Series, Durban Summer Campaign and many others.

The Marketing Team will be engaging Social Media influencers on a regular basis and these will be discussed and explained with influencers who meet the requirements, as laid out below.

Rules of the Game: 

1. You are a respected and influential on Social Media from corners of the insights and marketing research industry; 
2. Your platform has been maintained and new content has been published at least once a month for the past six months or longer;
3. You are independent, so you are expressing your own personal views and experiences;
4. You are willing to attend select Durban Tourism events and more importantly, write about it. 
5. You have a proven track record of followers/fans and influence.

Our marketing team will work closely together with Durban Tourism ‘accredited’ social media influencers to provide pre-event interviews, scoops, exclusives and lots of other interesting content.   

In return, you will:
• Write about the event and certain individual presentations before, during and after the event
• Allow us to publish your content, or excerpts on our website and other publications 
• Honor any arranged pre-event and post-event activities such as interviews, presentations etc.
• Enjoy the events and get to know Durban intimately! 

If you are interested, drop an email with details of your blog to siphokazi.mxinwa@durban.gov.za  and we will get back to you shortly.   

Blog Details required
- Name & Last Name
- Contact details
- Genre (music/health/travel/food/etc)
- Personality (informative/activist/authorative/etc)
- Over 2 000 unique visitors to your blog/website each month - Last 3 months Google Analytical stats or similar source;
- Proven support and interest in destination marketing;
- Examples of marketing content and/or articles that has influenced customer decisions;
- Over 5 000 combined followers on all social media platforms (this includes Instagram, Facebook & Twitter)