Saturday, March 6, 2010

South Africa Expecting 10 Million Tourists in 2010

Officials are predicting that the World Cup will help bring the country's tourist count up over the 10 million mark.

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said the World Cup, which kicks off in less than 100 days, would help to push up the number of tourists visiting the country to 10 million this year, a figure many thought South Africa would never achieve.

"What we will do this year is to achieve what many people said four, five years ago was impossible. This year we will receive 10-million foreign tourists and that, in our view, is a major achievement."

2010: Guess how many tourists SA expects ...
Cape Argus
March 3, 2010