African Safari Club: FIFA World Cup in South Africa set to boost tourism for entire continent
Wednesday 7, July 2010
The FIFA World Cup in South Africa comes to a close this week, and the four-week football tournament has placed Africa in the global spotlight.
The 2010 tournament is the first time the World Cup has been held on African soil, and according to reports from South Africa, over 400,000 football fans are expected to have visited the country by the end of the four-week event.
One thing is for certain, the FIFA World Cup has raised the profile not just of the host country South Africa, but of the entire continent. The tournament has shown African in a new, more positive light, and will attract new tourists and holiday-makers to visit the continent who previously would not have considered it.
Probably the biggest attraction of Africa for tourists is the safari industry, particularly in Kenya. One of Britain’s market leaders in providing safari holidays to Kenya is African Safari Club, who have been operating Kenya holidays for over 40 years. In recent years the company has expanded its holiday portfolio beyond Kenya to include other African resorts, including cruises along the River Nile, and top class holiday resorts in Egypt.
Kenya holidays from Africa Safari Club offer outstanding value for money. Prices for a week’s holiday to Kenya this summer start from just £839 per person; this includes all airport taxes, transfers from Mombasa airport to your hotel, half/full board accommodation (depending on hotel) and welcoming and leaving drinks at your destination.
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