Tourism income up 9.3%
Cape Town - Income from tourism accommodation was R1.7 billion in October, an increase of 9.3 percent year-on-year, according to the latest monthly Tourist Accommodation Survey released on Monday.
Compiled by Statistics SA, the survey samples a number of hotels, motels, and inns; caravan parks and camping sites; guest houses and guest farms; and “other” short-stay accommodation establishments around the country.
The main contributors to the 9.3 percent increase in accommodation income were hotels.
But the highest year-on-year growth rates, albeit off a relatively small base, were recorded by caravan parks and camping sites, at 64.5 percent.
According to a table included in the document, the R1.7bn was made up of R1.1bn spent at hotels, motels, and inns; R12.5 million at caravan parks and camping sites; R104.2m at guest houses and guest farms; and R509.1m elsewhere. - Sapa