Tourism officials predict major tourist boom in South Africa
The tourism industry in the Eastern Cape is all smiles. They believe the festive season was a roaring success.
The tourism industry in the Eastern Cape is all smiles. They believe the festive season was a roaring success. Holiday makers and tourists from abroad flocked to the beaches on the coastal towns of the province.
Almost 10 million international visitors came to South Africa last year. South Africa has 41 blue flag beaches and this helps to improve South Africa’s competitiveness in the global market.
A tourist from London Panela Nacnaught says: “I came to Cape Town because I have a daughter that lives there. I have been staying over there and now I have a friend in Port Elizabeth. I just come over for 4 days to stay with her.”
Good news too for the Eastern Cape Tourism. Hotels and BnB’s were fully booked while restaurants were packed.
It ensured jobs and brought in much needed revenue.
Mandlakazi Skefile from the Eastern Cape Tourism says: “The domestic tourism campaign we have seen it paying off. You may recall that South African tourism rolled out the short left and all the provinces together with the Nelson Mandela Bay have adapted to that strategy. I can say all this bumper season that we have experienced this period is attributed to that successful campaign.”