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World Cup brings boom to South Africa

07-02-2010 14:01 BJT Special Report: World Cup 2010 |

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Since the World Cup began, football fans around the world have gathered in South Africa to support their teams. Unfortunately, some of the world's best football teams have unexpectedly ended their World Cup journey. But some fans have chosen to remain in South Africa, to sample everything else the country has to offer.

FIFA says this World Cup has attracted around 400,000 visitors to South Africa. Tourism businesses, including hotels, transport and souvenirs sales have received around 1.7 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Visa Corporate says the total value of credit card consumption is up 54 percent year on year. The top 5 nations for enthusiastic consumers would be fans from the U.S., U.K., Australia, Brazil and France. The big spenders have come from the U.S. and the U.K. Visa says consumption from those two countries accounts for 80 percent of the total credit recorded.

As we reach the finale of the 2010 World Cup, only a handful of teams remain in the competition. Some fans have already left South Africa, but others are staying on, to experience the non-football-related activities on offer. Over the past two days, credit card use has dropped significantly. But as some are departing, more fans are arriving still in South Africa, to catch the last of the World Cup action.

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