South Africa’s remarkable tourism growth continues as arrivals reached the 9 million mark for the first time in the country’s history.
Addressing the National Assembly on Tuesday, Environmental and Tourism Affairs Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk announced that over 9 million travellers visited South Africa in 2007 – an 8.3% increase from 2006 when the country received 8.4 million visitors.
“Global growth over the same period was just over 6%, indicating that South Africa continues to outgrow global rates,” added the minister.
Winchester Mansions, a beachfront boutique hotel in Cape Town is the only South African property to make the Top 100 Best Value listing of Budget Travel Magazine and TripAdvisor.
Ranked 26th in the world, Winchester Mansions is featured alongside various other internationally renowned hotels such as Park Hotel (Tokyo), Swissôtel (Berlin), Mandarin Oriental (Kuala Lumpur), Sofitel (Bangkok), Beausite Park Hotel (Switzerland), Renaissance Arts Hotel (New Orleans), Warsaw Marriot Hotel (Poland) and many more.
The Top 100 Best Value awards were created to highlight the world’s most reliable hotels with an average rate of $250 (R1750) or less.
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