Published on : Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Durban is slowly catching up as one of the hot-spots for holidaymakers as the place has already been booked for 2017 Christmas and 2018 New Year events. The city witnessed thousands of travelers entering Durban to observe sell-out Christmas and New Year cruises among which many are booked this year and next year as well.
As per Ingrid Roding-Tudor, a media spokesperson, many people were taking unnecessary advantage of early bookings. Many tourists who enjoyed Christmas and New Year Day lunches at local eateries this year are desirous to book it again for the coming events next year.
From December onward, things started taking a different shape with 100% hotel bookings. Hotel occupancy was quite high in 2015 with huge spending than 2016. UShaka Marine World had a bumper season according to Mpume Mthembu, the marketing director.
Mthembu said that good weather, large number of attractions spread across the park and different restaurants and shops are the main attractions largely explored by the tourists in festive season spending more than R2.5 bn. Beaches witnessed more than 276,770 visitors from 2nd to 5th January this year.