Friday, January 18, 2008

Survey reveals bumper summer season

By Chanel September
18 January 2008

A survey conducted by the City of Cape Town revealed that the summer festive season has been a bumper one, with thousands of tourists flocking to the city.

“A snap accommodation survey conducted by the City’s Tourism Department indicates a positive growth in occupancies," says mayco member for economic development and tourism, Simon Grindrod.

It is estimated three million international and domestic visitors made their way to the region this year.

According to the survey, occupancy figures for establishments with 10 or more rooms, increased by nearly 12 % on last year.

“We are proud of the achievements of the tourism sector over the festive season. The fact that we had no serious visitor safety incidents is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all role-players involved,” says Grindrod.

Grindrod added that Cape Town remains a world class destination which prides itself on creating wonderful experiences for overseas and local visitors.

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