Airfares and hotel rates to increase – report

Airfares and hotel rates are expected to increase in South Africa in 2017.

According to the 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook compiled by the Global Business Travel Association and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, SA airfares are expected to increase by 4,4% compared with a global increase of only 2,5%. Other African countries are expected to show decreases in airline prices, with Kenya expected to see a 5,8% drop and Nigeria a 6% decrease.

South African hotel rates are also expected to increase by 7%, whereas most other countries in the Middle East and Africa are expected to see a considerable drop in rates.