The eyes of the world have been focused on South Africa recently for obvious reasons – the Dalai Lama’s unfortunate banning from the conference intended to tackle racism ahead of the 2010 World Cup, our new president, our banks have remained largely protected against the direct effects of the global financial crisis, and the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
It is an appropriate moment to announce SA-Venues.com 10th anniversary that also just happened to fall a few days ago, on the 10th May 2009!
The tourism industry also reported a buoyant year in South Africa for 2008, despite the global slowdown. Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has commented that although the industry is not immune to the effects of the crisis, we can still expect a target figure of 10 million visitors next year.
And it is small wonder that South Africa receives the attention it does, given the incredible natural beauty of the country, the geographical diversity it exhibits and the fascination the country holds for visitors as an ongoing experiment in racial harmony. This despite the existence of two diverse and parallel universes – that of a glitzy, scenic first world and the other face of sprawling townships, alarmingly high HIV/AIDS statistics and poverty.
SA-Venues.com provides a first rate, first-hand account of what it means to travel this beautiful country, where to find the ultimate accommodation or hotel in South Africa, along with detailed accounts of different parts of the country right down to the suburbs, towns and highlights you might want to visit.
The website, which allows you to deal direct – no commissions, no service fees and excellent rates – has recently been given a face-lift and it is now even easier to find South Africa accommodation, tours and safaris, things to do in and around your destination with easy-to-use maps and a regularly updated list of special offers.
Here’s to ten more years of providing our users with some of the best travel news, views and options in the country!
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