FourFour2 Australia’s booming tourism industry is also hitting South Africa, with visitors hitting the country on the heels of a wave of new hotels.
Key points:Key points Australia’s hotels and bars are hitting the South African tourist boomSouth Africa has a history of strong tourism and tourism is a major source of income for the countryThe boom is fuelled by a surge in hotel bookingsThe number of people travelling by boat from Australia to South Africa rose from a record low of only 2.5 million in 2008 to an average of 11 million in 2016The Australian economy is forecast to expand by 6.2 per cent this financial year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a rise of more than 2 per cent from the same period last year.
Australia’s tourism industry, which has hit the South Africa market hard over the past few years, has been hit particularly hard by a slump in bookings from Australia.
According to a report from the Australian Taxation Office, hotels and barber shops have had their best year on record in South Africa in 2017.
The number of Australians travelling by ship to South African destinations has been higher than any previous year.
The average number of Australian tourists to South Afrika in 2017 was 13,858.
In South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, a record 12,971 people travelled by boat to Australia, a 3.5 per cent increase on 2016.
It is the highest number in the country.
The surge in book-tourism has come on the back of the South Africans government’s controversial plan to expand the country’s tourist industry.
Tourism Minister Jacob Zuma announced in January that hotels would be allowed to charge more per person.
He has since backed down on that plan, saying he is “deeply disappointed” by the negative impact of the expansion.
The number one priority is tourism, he said.
But he said the expansion would not mean a drop in the quality of South Africa and it would also not change the country as a whole.
“We’ve got a very large and well-educated population and that’s why we’ve got to be successful.
It’s about the economy and what can we do to attract people and create jobs,” he said in a statement.
Tourists have been hit by the economic downturn, with the SouthAfrican economy shrinking by more than 6 per cent last year, despite the increase in tourists.
South Africa has been ranked the second-worst country in the world for economic growth in the last year according to a recent study by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
South Africa also has a reputation as a haven for drug users and people trafficking, which is also fuelling the surge in tourism.
South African authorities have launched a crackdown on the drug trade in recent years, which led to the deaths of more 20,000 people last year as the country struggled with a severe drug crisis.
More than one million people have been arrested, but most of those charged were acquitted, according, according.