Research shows that 74 percent of all accommodation establishments in the country are charging reasonable prices, said Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk on Friday.
The department commissioned auditing firm Grant Thornton to investigate allegations that some accommodation providers were hiking prices excessively for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The survey found that half of all establishments will not be charging additional premiums.
South African Tourism: “The World Cup gives us a priceless opportunity to grow destination visibility. ITB is the perfect place to do it”
Destination South Africa was there in full force at ITB in Germany this year going all out to impress both leisure travellers and football fans who are coming out to South Africa specially to cheer their team on in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Fifa have cleared the air on media reports that South African budget airline Kulula have been order to withdraw an advert that says it is the "Unofficial National Carrier of the You-Know-What."
Fifa's office tells KickOff.com that their lawyers contacted Kulula drawing attention to the fact that the advert breaches SA law against ambush marketing (s.15A Merchandise Marks Act) by seeking to gain a promotional benefit for the Kulula brand by creating an unauthorised association with the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Ideally, when visiting any country for the first time you’d have an English speaking local in the car giving you interesting titbits of information about the areas you’re visiting from an ‘insiders’ point of view.