Tourism figures see a big dip

The 2014 tourism report was released at a briefing in Pretoria today by statistician-General Pali Lehohla.

This latest tourism report from Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has painted a bleak picture for the industry with year-on-year growth from 2013 to 2014 at just 0,1 percent.

Tourism has been in the spotlight recently with the introduction of new travel regulations for children, which industry experts have said are turning travellers away.

CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Eye Witness News Barry Bateman who was also present at the briefing today:

According to Bateman the figures confirms the concerns which were already speculated by the industry.

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