S. African top tourism destination sees increase in domestic travel over Easter weekend

CAPE TOWN, April 16 (Xinhua) — Western Cape province, a top tourism destination in South Africa, saw an increase in domestic travel over the Easter weekend, as it seeks to attract travellers to save jobs and rebuild the economy, the provincial government said Friday.

The increase, which was recorded across the province, especially in small towns, reflects the “pent-up” demand by travellers looking to take advantage of the long weekend and explore family-friendly, wallet-friendly and world-class experiences in the Western Cape, it said in a release.

Over the Easter weekend, the occupancy rates of accommodation establishments reached to at least 70 to 80 percent, in which camping and self-catering establishments were most popular, said…

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