Global accommodation specialist Wotif.com has
strengthened its destination focus on South Africa with the
opening of an office in Cape Town.
Wotif.com’s Executive General Manager for EMEA
Matthew Harris explained the move, “We had always intended to
launch South Africa as a destination and always felt that the
World Cup might kindle our customer’s interest but we couldn’t
have anticipated this level of response.”
According to Deloitte, South Africa saw an
unprecedented 120% increase in RevPAR during the World Cup – a
figure that dwarfs the 33% increase that Germany experienced
during the 2006 tournament.
“We are also very fortunate to be able to second
experienced product manager Kevin Rautenbach from our Asia
business unit to helm our South African operations. A native South
African, Kevin's strong hospitality connections will be
instrumental to our growth,” Harris added.
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