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Tourism figures down, yet direct international travel to Cape Town up by 7%

The number of international visitors to South Africa has increased by a mere 0.1% between 2013 and 2014 according to Stats SA.

This is a significant decline from the year-on-year growth of 3.6% from 2012 to 2013.

(Also read our article: Tourism figures see a big dip)

CapeTalk presenter Kieno Kammies spoke with Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism, about the effect of the figures on our local industry.

According to Duminy, there is a discrepancy between national tourism figures and international travel to Cape Town.

Tourism has been on an upward trajectory since 2010. It is beginning to appear that we cannot maintain that growth. Although all the numbers have shown a decline, airport arrivals through Cape Town International Airport have grown over the last year and quarter.

Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism

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