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South Africa continues its winning streak as a tourist destination of choice; visitor numbers from across the globe are growing significantly year on year, boosting the country's employment numbers and GDP.

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Much investment went into accommodation for the FIFA World Cup in 2010, and the sector suffered after the tournament. But Premier Hotels & Resorts has beaten the blues, especially at its OR Tambo hotel, which is on show at Tourism Indaba 2014.

 Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk

Tourist numbers are soaring

South Africa is a sought-after holiday destination, and the number of international visitors has risen more than 300% in the past 20 years. Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk told Tourism Indaba this had had a large knock-on effect on jobs and the economy.

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Big plans for beautiful Baviaanskloof

The Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve offers everything for which South Africa is famed as a tourist destination: wilderness, adventure, staggering beauty, serenity and heritage. The IDC, working the provincial tourism agency, is showing its aims for the World Heritage Site at Tourism Indaba.

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African Sun on course for summit

Refurbishments are on course at African Sun Limited’s hotels in Victoria Falls, for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation summit in August. The IDC has invested in the group and is tracking the renovations.

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