https://www.relocationafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/south_african_100_rand-620x350.jpg 350 620 Andrew Stegmann https://www.relocationafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/relocationafricagroup.jpg Andrew Stegmann2016-05-04 10:07:342016-05-04 10:07:34Half of R2b tourism budget earmarked for SA Tourism
Half of R2b tourism budget earmarked for SA Tourism
The South African tourism industry has proved its resilience, recovering rapidly from the decline in visitor numbers experienced in 2015.
So said Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, on Tuesday, delivering his annual budget vote speech in Parliament. “Despite two decades of consistent and impressive growth, 2015 was not a good year. Global and local economic pressures took their toll and perceptions of health risks discouraged travel to Africa,” he said.
“Visa and other travel documentation requirements had a further negative impact on tourism. The result was that international tourist arrivals declined by 6.8% compared to the previous year.”