Tourism boost after Table Mountain win

2011-11-12 07:53

Cape Town - Table Mountain was named one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature" by a global poll on Friday.

Final results will be announced early 2012, said the New7Wonders foundation, warning however that there may yet be changes between the provisional winners and the final list.

"South Africa will gain an additional 108 000 international tourists a year due to the increased exposure of Table Mountain as a New 7 Wonder," said local accounting firm Grant Thornton spokesperson Martin Jansen van Vuuren.

"The value of this tourism increase is estimated to be approximately R1.4bn per year for the first five years following the inclusion."

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille told Die Burger the win means not only an increase in the number of tourists visiting, it will also lead to more work opportunities across the city.


- SAPA

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