DURBAN - Despite the prevailing tough economic environment, the tourism industry in South Africa continues to provide a glimmer of hope, as one of the sectors that will continue to boost growth and job creation this year.
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), tourism is the fastest growing sector in South Africa and contributes close to 9 percent to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) and over 1,6 million people are employed in this sector.
Marcel Klaassen, FNB Business Executive shares four trends to look out for in tourism:
It is a combination of “business” and “leisure”, it refers to the activity of combining business travel with leisure time. A lot of companies are seeing more of their executives and employees jumping on this bandwagon.