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By 2028, almost 2.1 million jobs in are forecast to be dependent on South Africa’s travel and tourism industry By 2028, almost 2.1 million jobs in are forecast to be dependent on South Africa’s travel and tourism industry

WTTC Predicts Record Year for South Africa Tourism

New research released by Wold Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed that the industry is forecast to contribute more to South Africa’s economy this year than any other previously.

WTTC forecasts that the sector will contribute ZAR424.5 billion (USD35.9 billion) to the overall economy this year, a rise of almost three percent on 2017, and the highest since WTTC forecasts began.

“Travel and tourism creates jobs, drives economic growth and helps build better societies, which is particularly the case for South Africa,” noted Gloria Guevara, CEO, WTTC. “WTTC predicts that our sector will contribute more to the South African economy than any other year, which makes it the perfect partner for the new administration to put at the heart of the government’s long-term economic plans.”