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SOUTH Africa invested about R769,8million in tourism marketing in the build-up to the World Cup, the Tourism Ministry said yesterday.
"The total investment in campaigns was approximately $100million over the four years up to the World Cup," Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said.
"It is estimated to have reached 1,9 billion people every month in our key target markets."
But Van Schalkwyk said this was a "mere drop in the ocean" compared with the benefits relating to positive reporting on South Africa during the World Cup.
"The positive international coverage has surpassed even our most optimistic expectations.
"The goodwill that has been unlocked can't be measured in monetary terms."
Van Schalkwyk also said tourism growth in 2010 had "exceeded expectations".
"More than 1,9 million tourists arrived from January to March," he said.
Over the same period last year there were about 1,6million arrivals.
"This represents growth of 20,9percent for the comparable period and outpaces many of our competitors."
Arrivals from Central and South America went up 28,5percent in this period, those from the continent increased by 25,6percent, and from Asia by 21,9percent. - Sapa