The South African city of Cape Town is due to host a major tourism conference next week.

Tourism in the South African city of Cape Town is expected to enjoy a boost after next week’s Tourism Destination Conference.

The one-day conference, which will take place on March 28th, will include more than 100 influential figures and decision makers from the sector.

Following on from last year’s Football World Cup, the theme of this year’s event is elevating Cape Town’s global profile.

Alan Winde, Western Cape tourism minister, said: “The conference is aimed at engaging with relevant topics that could enhance our destination’s competitive advantage to contribute towards industry growth.”

Furthermore, the keynote speech is to be given by South Africa’s national tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.

Visitors on flights to South Africa were more frequent last year, as figures announced earlier this year show that South Africa enjoyed a 15.1 per cent increase in tourist traffic in 2010.

Highlights for a South African holiday in the Cape Town region include Stellenbosch winelands and Tankwa Karoo National Park.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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