SA tourism: Accommodation figures remain dismal

File: Total income for the tourist accommodation industry decreased by 88 percent in July compared to the same period last year.

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JOHANNESBURG - Tourism accommodation figures remained dismal in July despite South Africans being allowed to holiday in the own province.

Tourism has been the sector hardest hit by COVID-19.

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Total income for the tourist accommodation industry decreased by 88 percent in July compared to the same period last year.

The month before it was 95 percent in the red.

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But with inter-provincial travel now allowed and restrictions on international travellers eased as of the first of next month, fortunes could be set for improvement.

Tourism contributes about 8 percent to the country’s GDP. 

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eNCA