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Update on job gains and economic growth in Western Cape tourism

26 July 2017

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

Time: 11:30am

Venue: Ministry of Economic Opportunities, 140 Long Street, Cape Town city centre

Media Enquiries: 

Bronwynne Jooste

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

Email: bronwynne.jooste@westerncape.gov.za

Website: www.westerncape.gov.za

Twitter: bronwynnejooste