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Rio prices go through the roof for World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Tourists planning to flock to Brazil for the World Cup a year from now should brace for some of the world's highest housing, restaurant and transport prices.

Wines of Brasil embrace the World Cup and the Olympics

BENTO GONCALVES, Brazil - Brazil is one of the most exciting countries in the world and at Vinexpo 2013, the most traditional wine fair in the world, the largest country in Latin-America will be showi

A look at Cape Town tourism one year after the FIFA...

The international tourism industry has struggled hard to battle declines in turnover, as the effects of the global recession linger on.

South Africa continues to capitalize on World Cup momentum

NEW YORK - One year after hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa continues to celebrate the lasting legacy of one of the most successful World Cup events in history.

HotelTravel.com’s guide to the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

PHUKET, Thailand - HotelTravel.com is slashing hotel rates for the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, offering fans some of the best value for money hotel deals available anywhere on the Internet.

World Cup striker Forlan to promote Uruguay tourism

The recent World Cup's best player, Uruguay striker Diego Forlan, will help to promote tourism to his homeland.

The future of tourism in South Africa beyond 2010

The year 2010 represents a golden opportunity for South Africa as a nation to win not just on the football field as host nation of the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP, but on the global tourism stage.

Airport News: Can Brazilian airports handle the World Cup?

SAO PAULO - Brazil's airline industry is increasingly concerned that the country will not have adequate airport capacity for the 2014 soccer World Cup because of slow expansion and growing demand for

Keeping the spirit of the 2010 games alive for tourism in...

2010 has created a golden opportunity for South Africa as a nation to win not just on the football field as host nation of the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP, but on the global tourism stage.

Uganda bombing suspects nabbed

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - Security operatives arrested several suspects and conspirators thought to be responsible for or connected to the bombings in Kampala while the World Cup Final was going on last

UNWTO: Spain’s World Cup victory is very positive for tourism

MADRID — Spain, struggling with an unemployment rate of around 20 percent, hopes winning the World Cup for the first time will give its economy a much-needed boost.

World Cup boosts Cape Town’s sex tourism

With a million football fans splurging thousands of dollars during the World Cup, sex tourism in South Africa's number one tourist destination, Cape Town, is at an all time high.

South Africa crime fears revived by the shooting of American tourist

JOHANNESBURG — The shooting of an American backpacker has revived crime worries at the World Cup, but organisers insisted Thursday that the tournament remains on track on the eve of the quarter-fina

Minister: Zimbabwe has failed to attract tourism from the World Cup

Harare - Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi has admitted Zimbabwe’s failure to attract tourism from the World Cup soccer showcase underway in the neighbouring South Africa which

South Africa: Australian tourists robbed by gang of “decent” robbers

Johannesburg - After four "decent" robbers tied up and robbed Australian tourists on Thursday morning at a luxury resort in Mpumalanga, they asked their victims if they were "at least enjoying the Soc

North American travel to South Africa up 596 percent

DUBLIN - World cup and wallet-friendly destinations are the deciding factors for travel decisions of North Americans in 2010 according to data released by Hostelworld.com.

Tourism official: World Cup has been fantastic exposure for South Africa

South Africa’s airports and borders have been busy over the last few weeks as hundreds-and-thousands of visitors stream into the country for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

German World Cup tourists dribble a ball inside Tanzania’s famous wildlife...

TANZANIA (eTN) On the way to watch their national team playing the FIFA World Cup, German soccer fans visited Tanzania’s famous tourist parks and dribbled a special ball in the wilderness of Africa

World Cup tourist boom ignores Bloemfontein and Rustenburg

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — Dressed in his Blue Samurai outfit, Mitsutaka Kurata ponders the charms of South Africa's judicial capital before delivering his verdict on whether he plans to hang arou

Top quality accommodations open up for World Cup in South Africa

This year's most-talked-about sporting event is more a matter of days than weeks away, and travelers continue to scramble to make last-minute arrangements to join the festivities in South Africa.

Disappointed by World Cup bookings, South African tourism looks for long-term...

DURBAN, South Africa — Disappointed by bookings for the World Cup, South Africa's tourism industry says benefits could accrue for years from the publicity around the world's most-watched sporting ev

South Africa’s World Cup fans to embrace some of the best...

Foremost South African wine connoisseur, Patrick Durkin, strolls through the cool, musty interior of the wine cellar he manages in Johannesburg.

World Cup consulting firm: Fewer tourists, longer stays, bigger spendings

JOHANNESBURG — Fewer foreigners are expected at the World Cup in South Africa after the global recession, but those that do come are expected to stay longer and spend more, a consultancy said Wednes

FIFA cuts number of expected foreign visitors to World Cup by...

South Africa’s tourist industry may take a hit after FIFA admitted that the number of expected foreign visitors to this summer’s World Cup has halved and hotel reservations have been cancelled.

Mugabe hopes for a big boost to Zim tourism from the...

HARARE — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Sunday he hopes his country's tourism industry will get a boost from the football World Cup in neighbouring South Africa.

Major sports events: major drivers for tourism

The Olympic Games. The FIFA World Cup. The Commonwealth Games. The Paralympic Games. The Cricket World Cup. The Rugby World Cup.

50 murders a day – shouldn’t rampant crime concern World Cup...

JOHANNESBURG — Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging movement is warning countries about sending their soccer teams to a "land of murder" after Eugene Terreblanche was bludgeoned to death only 10 weeks befor

South African Airways, Mango Air offices raided in price-fixing probe

South African Airways, the state- owned carrier, and its low-cost airline Mango, had their offices raided by the nation’s antitrust regulator as part of an investigation into price collusion during

Cape Town offers best value for 2010 FIFA World Cup visitors

Cape Town is set to offer the best value for money during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, according to the results of a month-long accommodation pricing survey carried out by Grant Thornton South Africa on M