We have enough accommodation for World Cup: South Africa


South Africa says that there is no shortage of rooms for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, claiming the 202,000 rooms currently available are more than sufficient for the 450,000 visitors expected.

The room count comes after the audit undertaken by the national Department of Tourism across the country, which found that of the 202,712 rooms available, at least 100,853 rooms are found in the host cities.

“South Africa can confidently say that it has enough accommodation for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup,” said Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South African Minister of Tourism.

“The more than 202 000 rooms countrywide should make ample provision for the 450 000 visitors we are expecting.”

Of the 18,882 accommodation establishments in South Africa 7,492 are graded and 11,390 are ungraded.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X
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