1.2 Other events The G Summit This forum is for the governments of eight of the world's largest economies France, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Canada (It excludes, however, two of the actual eight : China, 2nd, and Brazil, 7th). In recent years the Plus Five countries Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, Mexico, and South Africa, have participated as guests. Summits on climate changeSummits on climate change try to find ways to cut down on global carbon emissions and pollution. In 2000 the Southern African Economic Summit was held in Durban. In 2011 the UN Climate Change Summit was also held in Durban. Tourism Indaba: The word indaba is an isiZulu word meaning a meeting of elders but is used as a general term for meetings, exhibitions, and conferences. The Tourism Indaba is South Africa’s tourism showcase. It is the largest incoming travel trade exhibition in Africa and is held annually. 2. The impact of global events on international tourism 2.1 Positive impacts • Short term economic benefits include higher spending at hotels, restaurants and shops, and the creation of temporary jobs.