City beaming ahead of Easter weekend boom

WITH hotels at a 70 per cent occupancy-rate, Durban’s mayor, Zandile Gumede is optimistic this number will grow as the Easter weekend draws closer. The municipality says that it expects tourists to spend R870 million. While an estimated R1,5 billion is expected to be injected into the economy, adding that as a result, 3100 jobs should be created and sustained.

“We are ready to welcome an expected 360,000 visitors to the city over the extended weekend,” the mayor said.

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“The hospitality and tourism sector play a big role in injecting billions into the economy of the City. There are also a number of new tourism products on offer in the City over the Easter period this year. This includes the Station Road precinct and a number of new restaurants in and around a number of townships and along the beachfront promenade,” she added.

Durban will host a line-up of events for holiday makers to choose from during their stay in city over the weekend.

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