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.

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


This article first appeared on 702 : Domestic Tourism numbers down as South Africans remain cash-strapped


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

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
No certainty if strange stone originates from outside the solar system

No certainty if strange stone originates from outside the solar system

In 2013 researchers announced the 'Hypatia' stone found in the south-west of Egypt, was most certainly not from Earth.

[LISTEN] ANC's proposed land expropriation explained

[LISTEN] ANC's proposed land expropriation explained

The Institute of Race Relations explains the confusion around the proposed amendment to Section 25 and how this affects property.

State Capture inquiry could be 'never-ending' if broadened - Karima Brown

State Capture inquiry could be 'never-ending' if broadened - Karima Brown

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has called for a broadening of the scope of the investigation into state capture.

Domestic tourism drops due to financial pinch

Domestic tourism drops due to financial pinch

Barry Bateman, EWN senior reporter explains the latest Stats SA tourism figures.

Western Cape tourism on the up and up

Western Cape tourism on the up and up

Wesgro chief marketing officer Judy Lain says there are over 10 hotel developments in Cape Town alone.

Abalone poaching has links to drug syndicates and prostitution

Abalone poaching has links to drug syndicates and prostitution

Beverley Schafer, Committee on Economic Development Tourism and Agriculture, explains the red alert status on abalone poaching.

Popular articles
Hermanus resident says that violent housing protests could've been avoided

Hermanus resident says that violent housing protests could've been avoided

It’s easy to blame a small bunch of thugs but I really don’t think that’s the case – Vanessa, Hermanus resident

Naked Scientist: How much water is too much for your body a day?

Naked Scientist: How much water is too much for your body a day?

Chris Smith explains why you need to replace what you are losing and how too much water can pose some health risks.

[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

[LISTEN] Zille responds to Lindiwe Mazibuko comments that she undermined her

Helen Zille responds to alleged comments made by Lindiwe Mazibuko at a dinner, saying she's doing the same to Musi Maimane.

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

[WATCH] Melania Trump's reaction after shaking Putin's hand

Waitress praised for standing up for herself after a man touched her butt on his way to the toilet and a dog comforts its owner.

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

Tell me what you want: Study reveals most common sexual fantasies

What are your sexual fantasies? Disclosure can bring sexual freedom, but it can also have downsides. A study lists the top trends.