Update on job gains and economic growth in Western Cape tourism
Tomorrow (27July 2017), more details on job gains and economic growth in the Western Cape’s tourism sector will be released.
Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, and Wesgro - the Province’s tourism, trade and investment promotion agency - will provide an update on the Western Cape’s targeted strategy to grow the tourism sector, known as Project Khulisa.
More detail on the latest tourism figures, released by South African Tourism this month, will also be announced.
Key figures from SAT’s report include:
· In 2016, 1.5 million international tourists travelled to the province, a year-on-year increase of 18.5%
· Foreign tourist spend grew by 21.6%, increasing to R18.1 billion
· Domestic tourism arrivals reached 2.1 million, up 16.9% year-on-year
· Domestic tourists spent R2.5 billion, a 24.3% increase from the previous year
Date: Thursday, 27 July 2017
Venue: Ministry of Economic Opportunities, 140 Long Street, Cape Town city centre
Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities
Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture
Western Cape Government
142 Long Street, Cape Town
Tel: 021 483 3550
Cell: 060 970 4301