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On the boats and on the planes; they’re coming to South Africa!

Tourism is the most competitive economic sector on the planet. You compete with every country in the world!

David Frost, Satsa CEO

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Southern African Tourism Services Association (Satsa) CEO David Frost about inbound tourism for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Frost discussed the science of inbound tourism.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

We still have the visa regulations, despite promises they’ll be removed.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

The unabridged birth certificates were extremely destructive. On average, 40 people per day get turned away.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

A choir with 42 members from San Francisco got turned away. People were crying. The irony is the group had the right documentation.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

There are huge opportunities if we can come together.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

Tourism gets R2 billion from Treasury. Arts and Culture gets double that!

David Frost, Satsa CEO

Tourism is the one area where we actually have a competitive advantage!

David Frost, Satsa CEO

International arrivals are up 11% this year.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

We should be growing in double digits over five years.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

We must diversify our portfolio.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

Our growth out of China is back to what it should be.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

The Aussies don’t even see us as a major competitor, which is telling.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

We’re still bedevilled with seasonality problems.

David Frost, Satsa CEO

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