The steady growth of the Mother City's tourism industry has boosted the direct tourism spend by R1.5 billion since 2012, despite challenges facing the industry.
This is according to research conducted by Grant Thornton, on behalf of the City of Cape Town.
CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Enver Duminy said that although the increase is encouraging, it is important to consider the growth figures relative to the profile of the tourists, consumer inflation and local pricing.
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Cape Town's tourism numbers look better than other destinations in the country
CapeTalk’s John Maytham also spoke to Martin Jansen van Vuuren, Director of Advisory Services at Grant Thornton about their findings.
According to Van Vuuren, because of Visa regulations South Africa has suffered as a destination but Cape Town has remained strong.
Cape Town as a destination within South Africa has done better than other destinations— Martin Jansen van Vuuren, Director of Advisory Services at Grant Thornton
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