Tuesday, March 23, 2010

World Cup Tourism Slump Not A Problem for KwaZulu-Natal

A tourism slump among South Africans is being predicted during the World Cup, but officials in KwaZulu-Natal are confident that vacationers will still head out to the province during school holidays.

Patzer was commenting on Monday on a report by Grant Thornton, an audit and specialist advisory services firm, which predicted that domestic tourism was heading for a slump during the tournament.

Gillian Saunders, director of Grant Thornton Strategic Solutions, pointed out that although the World Cup would damp South Africans' domestic travel plans and that many families were likely to stay at home during the school holidays, there was no reason for tourism providers to panic.

KZN likely to attract locals during World Cup
Independent Online
March 23, 2010