The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

The latest news on Conservation Issues
User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 42119
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano, Switzerland

Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:54 am

“We see a lot of stabbings and gunshot injuries,” says Professor Andrew Nicol, director of the Trauma Centre at Groote Schuur hospital. Surgeons from across the continent and the world come to study at Groote Schuur, which has become known as an “international training centre”. “People come here to have a look and see how we manage trauma,” says Nicol.” It’s crazy because you can be a trauma surgeon in the UK and you might not see a gunshot for 9 months. Whereas we’re seeing about 70 – 80 a month.” 30 June 2018.
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article ... 0CMftIzbIV
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

User avatar
Richprins
Committee Member
Posts: 53669
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Location: NELSPRUIT

Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Richprins » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:33 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil:
Please check Needs Attention pre-booking: https://africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=596

okie
Posts: 3886
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:58 pm
Country: South Africa
Location: A loyal Lion in Wie-Pie country

Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by okie » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:40 pm

Hmmmmm...... I do not think one should really reach conclusions too quickly :

See below from Statistics South Africa :


3,5 million travellers to South Africa

Summer is here and it’s time once again for the tourist high season. For those in the tourism industry, it is the busiest time of the year with tourists from around the globe flocking to South African shores to enjoy our beautiful beaches, the African sun and the many attractions that South Africa has to offer.

According to the latest Tourism and Migration Survey released by Stats SA, almost 3,5 million travellers passed through South African ports of entry in August 2017. However, since August 2016, there has been a slight drop in the volume of arrivals and departures of foreign travellers. The top five overseas countries with the largest number of tourists visiting South Africa were the USA, UK, Germany, The Netherlands and France. With regard to tourists arriving in South Africa from the African continent, nearly all were from SADC countries. Zimbabwe tops the list at 31%, followed by Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Botswana.

The ten leading countries in terms of the number of tourists visiting South Africa in August 2017 from ‘other’ African countries were: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Gabon, Uganda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Congo, Cameroon, and Côte dʹIvoire. While Nigeria comprised nearly 30% of tourists arriving in South Africa, it was one of six countries that showed a year-on-year decrease.


A comparison between the movements in August 2016 and August 2017 indicates that the volume of arrivals and departures increased for South African residents while for foreign travellers, both the volume of arrivals and departures decreased. This could indicate that South African citizens are travelling more than they were last year. The busiest port of entry for foreign travellers as well as South African residents is OR Tambo International Airport, followed by Cape Town International Airport.

Why do people travel to South Africa? Well, 97% of travellers were in South Africa for a holiday, while the rest were here for business and study purposes. Students made up 4,7% of tourists from ‘other’ African countries compared with 0,6% from the SADC countries. Of all travellers, 74% were non-South African. Many of these – especially those from neighbouring countries – visit South Africa for a just a single day to trade and to shop, for example. Those staying overnight, however, are regarded as tourists.

Stats SA uses routine data collected by the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA) immigration officers at the ports of entry into South Africa to compile this report.

Posted on October 25, 2017
Last KNP visit November 2017 KTP - August 2017.
Next KNP visit -- Hmmm....still thinking

User avatar
Richprins
Committee Member
Posts: 53669
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Location: NELSPRUIT

Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Richprins » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:09 pm

The SADC countries are a bit difficult to compartmentalise, maybe? Most come to shop and visit family! :yes:
Please check Needs Attention pre-booking: https://africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=596

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 42119
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano, Switzerland

Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:13 pm

There are three kinds of lies: White lies, black lies and statistics ;-)

The above was posted Oct. 2017 so are probably the numbers of 2016.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

User avatar
Richprins
Committee Member
Posts: 53669
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 3:52 pm
Location: NELSPRUIT

Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Richprins » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:15 pm

It was actually on tv recently - Chinese visitors down a lot, and Latin American visitors up a lot! 0- -O-
Please check Needs Attention pre-booking: https://africawild-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=322&t=596

okie
Posts: 3886
Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:58 pm
Country: South Africa
Location: A loyal Lion in Wie-Pie country

Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by okie » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:06 pm

Lisbeth wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:13 pm
There are three kinds of lies: White lies, black lies and statistics ;-)

The above was posted Oct. 2017 so are probably the numbers of 2016.
According to the latest Tourism and Migration Survey released by Stats SA, almost 3,5 million travellers passed through South African ports of entry in August 2017.


My point is : why do we always look for negative , when there is so much to smile about in this world :O^ .

Hmmmm... there were only 3.5 million tourists in August 2017 and it should have been 3.5001 million :evil:

Oh , woe is me 0*\

Somebody got shot on the highway to Timbuktu O-/

Oh , woe is me O/

The sun came out 1 minuet later this morning 0'

Oh , woe is me 0= 0= 0=

Good bye cruel world 0/* It wasn't very nice to be around @#$
Last KNP visit November 2017 KTP - August 2017.
Next KNP visit -- Hmmm....still thinking

User avatar
Lisbeth
Global Moderator
Posts: 42119
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 pm
Country: Switzerland
Location: Lugano, Switzerland

Re: The real reasons for decline in tourism arrivals in SA

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:39 pm

The facts are that the tourist have decreased and we are trying to find the reason why. It is certainly not because of positive impressions.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
The desire for equality must never exceed the demands of knowledge

Return to “In the News”