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South Africans 'expecting 2010 surge'

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14 December 2009

People in South Africa are expecting a flood of tourism during next year's World Cup, it has been suggested.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Charles Starmer-Smith noted that 25,000 English people are looking to travel to the country to support their team.

This is just a portion of the 500,000 visitors that are predicted to come and view one of the biggest sporting events across the globe, he added.

According to Mr Starmer-Smith, this could be just the beginning as a further 300,000 travellers are estimated to make the trip to South Africa in the five years after the campaign.

Extra money being invested into tourism services after the tournament will drive numbers up, he added, with 34 hotels scheduled to be opening up for business in Cape Town alone by 2011.

Tourists from England who are missing home were last week advised to visit Durban by Lisa van Wyk.

Writing for the Guardian, she said it benefits from being "very English", but with good weather.

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