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Published on : Friday, April 14, 2017
The tourism authority of this region stated that currently they are expecting around 65,000 international tourists from mainly the United States of America, India, Netherlands, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The said that the two-week season of Easter, therefore is expected to generate more than R675 million for the economy of the province from both international and domestic travellers. Ndabo Khoza, who is the CEO of Tourism KwaZulu said that the province is expecting a steep rise in international tourists taking into consideration the new airline routes that connect the globe directly to King Shaka International Airport.
Khoza said that they are estimating that there would be 18.7% rise in the number of international arrivals.
The main domestic market for the tourism of the province hails from Gauteng and also other inland provinces.
This is where the majority of the holidaymakers are eager to enjoy the last few days of the summer season ahead of the winter season. With an aim to welcome a large number of tourists, TKZN has collaborated with the KZN Liquor Authority, Road Traffic Inspectorate, Road Accident Fun, South African Police Services and Department of Health, Sanral.
On Tuesday, the ‘Driver Wellness Easter’ campaign kicked off at Port Edwards on Tuesday.
Since there is likely to be a high volume of traffic heading out of Gauteng this weekend, transport officials in Gauteng would conduct road safety education, law enforcement activities and awareness at Wanderers taxi rank in the Johannesburg CBD on 12th April, Wednesday.