Minister Hanekom: SA tourism industry continues to see exponential growth

South Africa continues see consistent growth as preffered travel destination for locals and internationals, offering exceptional value for money.

With various factors in our favour (among them the exchange rate, exceptional food and wine offerings) the tourism industry has seen a 14% year-on-year growth, with 25% growth from international visitors.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to Mininster of Tourism, Derek Hanekom, regarding all that South Africa has to offer for locals and foreigners.

He acknowledged that offerings for people with disabilities and access to affordable travel remain a challenge. However, he called on entrepreneurs and businesses to see these challenges as gaps in the market which can yield great returns.

Listen to interview below:

If you look at the first 6 months of this year, altogether 14% growth year on year. If you look at overseas arrivals, it's 25% growth.

Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism

We're a value for money destination, we're a great destination. If we market ourselves more aggressively and more creatively, then we can do the best in offers.

Derek Hanekom, Minister of Tourism
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