World Cup boost for SA

The World Cup has improved public perception of the safety of South Africa as a tourist destination, research for PRWeek has revealed.

Before the tournament, PRWeek and OnePoll asked 3,000 members of the public how safe they thought the country was. The majority - 56 per cent - said it was not safe and 41 per cent said it was quite safe.

But a survey carried out as the World Cup draws to a close has found that 56 per cent now think South Africa is quite safe, and 41 per cent consider it unsafe.

Rachel Froggatt, director of sport at Braben, said: 'The real test will be tourism numbers over the next 12 months.'

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