Weak currency sees increase in tourists coming to SA

Statistics South Africa released a report that tourists spent close to R4 billion on accommodation in February this year.

This number is 3.6 percent higher than February 2016, and more than two percent higher than December last year.

Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa (Fedhasa) CEO, Tshifhiwa Tshivengwa, says political instability in other countries and South Africa's weakening currency compared to international markets is among the reasons for the increase.

They are spending more money in terms of staying a bit longer when they come to South Africa.

Tshifhiwa Tshivengwa, FEDHASA CEO

However, Tshivengwa says domestic tourism is lagging behind.

International tourism is doing very well. From a domestic point of view we still have a lot of work to do to make people have a culture of travel and experiencing the hospitality that international tourists are experiencing in South Africa.

Tshifhiwa Tshivengwa, FEDHASA CEO

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