• SA tourism growing three times faster than overall economy

    9 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    SA's tourism sector is growing roughly three times faster than the overall economy, in spite of having a very difficult year.
    Cape Town lost 15%-20% of its expected tourist arrivals due to doomsday messaging about Day Zero , and South Africa Airlines shed 13% of its seating capacity on international flights between March and September when it dropped several unprofitable routes.
    However, the slack was compensated by other airlines, so overall seating capacity remained roughly flat on a year-on-year basis. Next year, it is expected to be up by 3.2%, according to Olivier Ponti...
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