South African tourism 'will see big increases'

19 October 2009 16:29

South African tourism 'will see big increases'

South Africa's hosting of the football World Cup in 2010 is set to lead to a surge in the number of people taking a holiday in the country, it has been pointed out.

According to ABTA - The Travel Association, the number of Brits visiting South Africa is set to "go through the roof" during the sporting event.

Spokesperson Sean Tipton said the whole southern hemisphere is set to be popular with Brits taking long-haul breaks this winter.

Before jetting off to South Africa for the World Cup, Brits may want to check that their travel insurance policy covers them for any incidents which may lead to them missing the all-important England matches - such as missed flights, stolen tickets or other issues.

Recent figures from Monarch Holidays suggest that in the winter of 2010, around 70 per cent of Brits are planning to escape the UK cold and take a holiday.

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