The South African Tourism Statistics & SATSA Market Intelligence Report for June 2016 as indicated below was extracted from data available as at 24 May 2016. By Martin Jansen van Vuuren of Grant Thornton.
WHAT THIS DATA MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Data from Statistics South Africa indicates strong growth in foreign arrivals, assisted by the devaluation of the Rand.
The strong growth is reflected in the arrivals at international airports and is starting to be reflected in the hotel occupancies and achieved rates. Tourism enterprises should utilise this recovery period to recover previous losses but should be cautious not to rely on a depreciating currency in order to be competitive.
*Note that African Arrivals plus Overseas Arrivals do not add to Total Foreign Arrivals due to the exclusion of unspecified arrivals, which could not be allocated to either African or Overseas.