MEC Alan Winde updates on job gains and economic growth in Western Cape tourism

Update on job gains and economic growth in Western Cape tourism

Tomorrow (27 July 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

Source: Government of South Africa

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