RNCOS’ "South African Tourism Sector Analysis” report is the result of an in-depth analysis of the present scenario and future prospects of the South African tourism industry. It focuses on different parameters of the country’s tourisms industry including foreign tourist influx, domestic tourism, expenditure by foreign tourists, expenditure by domestic tourists, and accommodation and transportation facilities.
This report will be helpful for the investors who want to venture in the hotel industry, owner of travel sites, and those operating in the aviation industry. It analyzes tourist arrivals from the countries like Brazil, Australia, China, India, Japan, France, the Netherlands, UK, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, among others.
- South Africa’s tourism industry is one of its fastest-growing industries and the government considers it as a key sector to
boost the country’s already impressive economic growth.
- Tourism industry has been identified as a high-growth potential area (due to its employment generation potential) in the
government's Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa, which aims to lift GDP growth to 8% per year.
- Tourism industry is closely linked to infrastructure. The South African government, keeping in view the 2010 FIFA World
Cup, is investing heavily in the infrastructure development.The major part is being spent on transportation facilities,
hospitality sector, and stadia construction etc.
- In the year 2005, tourism industry of South Africa contributed 8.8% to GDP, which is expected to rise to 14% by the year
- South Africa's tourism boom has had a predictable knock-on effect on the performance of the country's hotels. There
was an increase of 6.4% in occupancy rates at hotels, guesthouses and other forms of accommodation in 2006 as
compared to 2005.
- South Africa government is spending huge sum of money on the airport modernization. The government had spent
Rand 13 Million (US$ 1.82 Million) to improve navigational aid and Rand 10 Million (US$ 1.4 Million) on the
construction of part of the terminal building in the year 2006.
Key Issues and Facts Analyzed
- What is the position of South African tourism industry with respect to the world tourism industry?
- What are the emerging trends in the tourism sector in South Africa?
- What are the opportunities and growth barriers for the tourism industry in South Africa?
- Why domestic tourists are not very keen on traveling?
- Where will the South African tourism industry stand in future?
- Who are the major players in the South African tourism industry?
- What are the opportunities in the South Africa hotel industry?
- Why Conference tourism in South Africa is growing?
The key players section analyzes different players of aviation operating in the market and gives their business description & Key Financials.
- South African Airways
- Thai Airways International Plc
In hotels section, it provides an overview of various hotels, like
- Cape Grace Hotels
- Three Cities
In tour operators section, following players have been discussed
- Eden Adventures
Research Methodology Used
Information has been sourced from several credible sources, like books, newspapers, trade journals, and white papers, industry portals, government agencies, trade associations, monitoring industry news and developments, and through access to more than 3000 paid databases.
The analysis methods include Ratio Analysis, Historical Trend Analysis, Linear Regression Analysis using software tools, Judgmental Forecasting and Cause and Effect Analysis.