Over 1,000 visitors at the tourism stand of South Africa
1,064 visitors reached the stand of South African Embassy during the 4 days of the Tourism Fair, the spring edition. The Embassy participated in the 41st edition of the Tourism Fair, which took place in Romexpo exhibition hall between 21 – 24 February 2019.
26 Romanian tour operators came to the stand to request facilitation of contacts with South African tour operators.
”In 2018, South Africa was visited by over 10 million foreigners. 2000 Romanian tourists traveled to South Africa last year”, H.E. Jabu Mbalula, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Romania stated. ”Among the attractions of South Africa I can mention the reach wildlife, diversity of people, their hospitality and friendship, beautiful cities. It is the only country that hosted the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize laureates on the same street: Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu”, the Ambassador added.
South Africa is home to 21 National Parks, 1333 Natural Reserves and 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. ”We have a very well developed tourism strategy”, he explained, ”that focuses on 6 pillars: Wildlife Safari, Active Adventure, City Lifestyle, Cultural Roots, Coastal Beach, Scenic Outdoors.”
The tourism destinations proposed to visitors at the stand included: Kruger National Park, beaches that stretch along 2800 km of coast line, the beautiful city of Cape Town and Robben Island in the Atlantic, penguins colonies, Blyde River canyon – the largest green canyon in the world, Wine Route, Table Mountain, and many more.
The children had the opportunity to get to know The Big Five, the five big animals of the African savannah – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros – and were delighted to receive South African flags, bookmarks and mouse-pads printed with photos of the big five.