eThekwini anticipates 540 000 visitors this festive season

eThekwini anticipates 540 000 visitors this festive season

Durban is anticipating an influx of 540 000 visitors this festive season and while the figure is 25 percent lower than last year’s, it will boost the city’s GDP by some R3 billion.

Durban Beachfront promenade

Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda made the announcement recently when eThekwini Municipality kicked-off its festive season plan. The annual programme began with a bang this month. 

The legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and a host of other musical talents serenaded several of the municipality’s townships with Christmas carols. 

The fun-filled activities continued this week with a splash of excitement at uShaka Marine World when children were treated to a visit.

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During the year-end festivities, Kaunda is expected to visit some of Durban's tourist attractions. 

The Mayor has also been encouraging residents and visitors to please adhere strictly to coronavirus guidelines, as they enjoy the world-class activities Durban has to offer.


 "Avoid crowded venues and those that are not adequately ventilated. Better yet, get outside and enjoy our beautiful Durban weather. Sanitise your hands and wear your masks properly over the nose and mouth, not the chin," says Kaunda.

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