Category Archives: Tourism

Tourism jobs grow despite sluggish economy

Tourism jobs grow despite sluggish economy

With concerns over job losses in major industries, the tourism sector has shown some resilience in the face of a tough economic climate. In 2017, the sector had its most successful year of job creation in recent times. The tourism sector created 31 752 net new jobs in 2017.1 This is the most number of net   read more »


How important is tourism to the South African economy?

How important is tourism to the South African economy?

At the 2018 International Travel Trade Show in Germany held in March 2018, South African Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona was quoted as stating that tourism is vitally important to the South African economy, and that the sector should be nurtured for sustained and inclusive growth. Recent data from Stats SA show how important tourism actually   read more »


Stats SA to release the Tourism satellite account (TSA) report

MEDIA INVITE                                                                               22 March 2018 Stats SA  to release the Tourism satellite account (TSA) report The Statistician-General of South Africa, Risenga Maluleke, will release the Tourism satellite report (TSA) at a media briefing to be held on Monday, 26 March 2018 in Pretoria. The TSA report provides an overview of the role that tourism plays   read more »


3,5 million travellers to South Africa

3,5 million travellers to South Africa

Summer is here and it’s time once again for the tourist high season. For those in the tourism industry, it is the busiest time of the year with tourists from around the globe flocking to South African shores to enjoy our beautiful beaches, the African sun and the many attractions that South Africa has to   read more »


The roads are less travelled

The roads are less travelled

Before you plan your next family holiday, you may want to have a look at the latest Domestic Tourism Survey released by Statistics South Africa recently. While the survey shows a decline in the total number of day trips and overnight trips taken within South Africa since 2013, it also reveals how economic stagnation and   read more »


Media release: Domestic tourism survey 2015

                                                                                                                                                         16 March 2017 Media Release  Domestic tourism survey 2015 Domestic tourism declined between 2013 and 2015 with the total number of day trips decreasing from 54,4 million in 2013 to 48 million in 2014 and 44 million in 2015. Overnight trips decreased from 50,8 million in 2013 to 47,3 million in 2014 and 45,4   read more »


Domestic tourism on the decline in South Africa

Domestic tourism on the decline in South Africa

The number of trips taken by South Africans travelling domestically is on the decline. This was just one of the findings from the Domestic Tourism Survey 2015, which was released by Stats SA this week. The survey collects information to understand the travel behaviour of people in South Africa to determine the contribution of tourism   read more »


Media advisory: Statistician-General to release Domestic Tourism Survey results

Media advisory                                                                                                                                                                10 March 2017   Statistician-General to release Domestic Tourism Survey results   The Statistician-General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, will release the Domestic Tourism Survey, 2015 (DTS) results at a media briefing to be held on Thursday, 16 March 2017 in Pretoria. The DTS is a large-scale household survey   read more »


Tourism: jobs, the economy and spending

Tourism: jobs, the economy and spending

Despite a drop in the number of tourists visiting South Africa, the tourism industry continued to create jobs in 2015. Stats SA’s latest release of its Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa report provides an overview of tourism’s contribution in terms of employment, its impact on the gross domestic product (GDP) and spending. The number   read more »


Tourism industry shows positive growth in August 2016

With South Africa edging swiftly towards its tourist high season, how has the industry performed in recent months? New visa rules that came into effect in October 2014, required visitors to apply for visas in person at South African embassies to record biometric information. These rules were reported to have had a negative impact on   read more »