Surge in long-haul travel predicted

12 April 2011 17:37

Many travellers may find it difficult to resist Cape Town's array of spectacular scenery

Many travellers may find it difficult to resist Cape Town's array of spectacular scenery

More people are planning holidays to exotic faraway locations this year, it has been suggested.

An improved growth within the global economy has encouraged families to consider taking breaks in long-haul destinations.

In the past few years, many people chose nations closer to the UK when planning a trip but this trend could soon change, a report by the ITB World Travel Trends has revealed.

Consumer confidence is set to boost international tourism, which is expected to grow between three and five per cent in 2011.

Tourism chiefs in Cape town hope to take advantage of this change by launching promotional incentives in the city to attract more international travellers.

Cape Town also offers great value for money with its reputation for being a more cosmopolitan African city, blessed with spectacular scenery which may tempt many travellers.

Travellers must ensure they have a comprehensive travel insurance policy before heading to their holiday destinations.

Cape Town's capacity to stage renowned events such as the World Cup in 2010 and the International Jazz Festival last month may also encourage holidaymakers to visit the city.

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