Domestic Tourism numbers down as South Africans remain cash-strapped

Statistics South Africa has released its 2016 Domestic Tourism Survey report indicating a drop in the total number of trips taken by travelers.

What do this numbers tell us? Will the sector recover?

Bruce Whitfield, standing in for Xolani Gwala, spoke to Unathi Hemana, Tourism Lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology.

There is less money in people's pockets...going on holiday, spending money becomes a nice to have but not a need to do.

Unathi Hemana, Tourism Lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology.

He says tourism properties do not do enough to encouareg people to travel ,especially off season.

I think the tourism sector is very aloof when it comes to marketing but on the issue, I think disruptive entrepreneurship provided by Airbnb has been very great. It is the way to go in ensuring that travel is much more democratic and cost effective for South Africans.

Unathi Hemana, Tourism Lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology.

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