Tourism contributed 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn in SA

IOL | April 03, 2019

Tourism contributed 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn in SA
Travel and tourism in South Africa contributed 1.5 million jobs and R425.8bn to the economy in 2018, representing 8.6% of all economic activity in the country and making SA the largest tourism economy in Africa, according to an annual review by the World Travel & Tourism Council. For over 25 years, the WTTC, which represents the global private sector of travel and tourism, has compared the travel and tourism sector across 185 countries.According to the review, the industry was primarily driven by leisure travellers (64%). About 44% of the tourism spend came from international travellers and 56% from domestic travel.

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The BTN Group and Concur recently hosted a panel of managed travel professionals to discuss some of the most important mobile travel functions that every TMC should have in their toolbox today along with details about what they should look for in the future. MOBILE BOOKING : TODAY & TOMORROW – Technology researcher Gartner reported last year that CFOs view the T&E category as the No. 1 application candidate for mobile device usage. Phocas Wright projects 12 percent of all U.S. travel sales would be transacted on a mobile device by 2015.

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