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July 01, 2010

Survey reveals how much visitors love Cape Town

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Table Mountain Cableway. Photo courtesy Danie van der Merwe

A survey conducted with visitors leaving Cape Town yesterday revealed that 98% hope to come back at some stage and, on a scale of 1 to 10, Cape Town received an average rating of 9.6.

This according to Western Cape MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde, who was addressing members of the media about the success of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ so far.

Winde explained that the survey took place in the departures section of Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday. He said the majority of participants came from the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, and were leaving because their teams had been knocked out of the football tournament.

“The average age of those interviewed was 40 and participants were predominantly male, likely because of the football,” he said, adding that many were journalists and photographers.

Of those surveyed, 90% said they felt safe in Cape Town, and 16% said they felt “extremely safe”.

Football aside, the most popular Cape Town attractions were Table Mountain and Cape Point.

“The third most popular attraction was the people of Cape Town,” said Winde.

There are 10 days left of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, with two matches still to be played in Cape Town. If you are reading this from anywhere else and would like to experience the World Cup vibe in Cape Town, see our domestic flight and accommodation specials and take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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