South Africa Allows Chinese To Apply For Individual Tourist Visas
According to China Express, the South African Embassy now allows Chinese tourists to visit South Africa on individual tourist visas.
Tourists can go directly to the South African Embassy to apply for individual tourist visas instead applying of via travel agencies, which allows tourists to arrange their own schedules. The tourist visa costs CNY560 and will take five working days to issue.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup is attracting more and more people to visit the rainbow nation. The individual tourist visa for South Africa will offer great convenience to tourists. Chinese tourists are said to be more interested now in in-depth tours and independent travel.
Twenty tourist organizations led by Zolelwa Mukozho, the manager of Asia and Australia areas of the Tourism Bureau of South Africa, are showcasing related tourist routes and products to the Chinese industry people and consumers.
Zolelwa Mukozho said, “We are proud of our diverse natural resources and we develop and protect them effectively, now South Africa is becoming a star destination in the fierce tourist market. About 8,400 million tourists visited South Africa last year, with a 13.9% increase compared to the previous year, far higher than the global level of 4.5%.”
South Africa was listed as the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world by Conde Nast Traveller due to its unparalleled sceneries and the hospitality. A tourist commissioner of the South African Embassy in China commented that South Africa is an ideal tourist destination around the year and it has the longest average sunlight hours of 9.5 a day in the world, so whenever the tourists go there, the rich sunshine and clear sky will follow them.
Source: China Hospitality News (July 23, 2009)
|posted on||July 23, 2009|