The Science Of ...

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

Click here (then“like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the seven most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter

Article brought to us by Old Mutual.

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Eskom explains why we need nuclear (and why corruption shouldn't be a problem)

Eskom explains why we need nuclear (and why corruption shouldn't be a problem)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Eskom Chief Nuclear Officer David Nicholls.

SAB Foundation has an R83 million fund to help your small business grow

SAB Foundation has an R83 million fund to help your small business grow

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews The SAB Foundation Director Bridgit Evans.

Awesome Swedish tourism campaign invites YOU to call a random Swede

Awesome Swedish tourism campaign invites YOU to call a random Swede

Here’s what happened when The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield called the Swedish number and got Henrik – a student – on the line…

Trends that are shaping African tourism (according to Airbnb)

Trends that are shaping African tourism (according to Airbnb)

The “sharing economy” and other trends will be discussed this week at the World Travel Market Africa conference in Cape Town.

5 tips on how to make lots of money (and build a property empire) on Airbnb

5 tips on how to make lots of money (and build a property empire) on Airbnb

Brigid Prinsloo, Airbnb host and founder of Superhost South Africa, gives advice on turning your home into a cash cow on Airbnb.

How to make money from tourism

How to make money from tourism

We interview the author of "The Tourism Coach", a book aimed at entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs in the tourist sector.

Popular articles
New evidence comes to light in Ipid's probe against top cop

New evidence comes to light in Ipid's probe against top cop

Ipid has revealed that evidence against Khomotso Phahlane shows a dubious pattern in car purchases.

Still no trace of missing Charlotte Nikoi, one month on

Still no trace of missing Charlotte Nikoi, one month on

The husband of missing Charlotte Nikoi has pleaded with public to come forward with any information regarding her whereabouts.

[Watch] All the Foreshore Freeway Project proposals

[Watch] All the Foreshore Freeway Project proposals

Take a look at the 6 six proposals that have been received by the City for the Foreshore freeway precinct.

We are in denial of people marching against us - Lindiwe Sisulu

We are in denial of people marching against us - Lindiwe Sisulu

Human Settlements Minister criticised the ANC for being passive at the memorial of late struggle stalwart Amhed Kathrada.

How does El Nino affect Western Cape province?

How does El Nino affect Western Cape province?

Professor William Landman explains what El Nino is and its effects on the coming seasons in the Western Cape.

City of Cape Town ratepayers to face new tariff increases

City of Cape Town ratepayers to face new tariff increases

The free 6Kl of water per month will no longer apply to ratepayers owning property valued at R400 000.

'Land restitution failed because Government is the biggest owner of land'

'Land restitution failed because Government is the biggest owner of land'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's advisor Chris Malikane and Business Leadership SA's Bonang Mohale.