Tented accommodation at Falaza in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Supplied
Tented accommodation at Falaza in KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Supplied

Tourism income up 9.3%

By SAPA Time of article published Dec 8, 2014

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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

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