thepoll
Poll: Do you follow your clients on social media?
I follow all my clients
I only follow fussy clients
I only follow clients in the case of an emergency
I do not follow any clients

Submit
NewsArticle
Q4 travel business performance improves Today's News


Print   Send to a friend

Higher than anticipated travel and tourism business performance in South Africa was recorded in the last quarter of 2016, the Tourism Business Index revealed. Against a normal performance score of 100, the industry recorded an index of 104.5 – higher than the anticipated 81.7.

Although, performance in the last quarter was the best for 2016, overall performance for the year was slightly below 2015. There has been a decline seen since 2013 when the average for the year was just below 110.

In Q4 2016, the ‘Other Tourism Businesses’ segment, which includes travel agents, tour operators, car rental companies and airlines, recorded better than normal performance with an index score of 116.1. This is significantly higher than the forecast score of 69.9. Meanwhile, the Accommodation segment performance was below normal levels with an index of 89.5 – a score that was notably also below the expected 109.4

Looking ahead into the first quarter for 2017, expectations remain low at an index of 96.0. Performance for the accommodation segment is expected to remain fairly flat, while the ‘other tourism businesses’ segment looks forward to a continued positive run.


Today's News



comments powered by Disqus
Today'sNews
 latest  previous
CemAir to launch Johannesburg-Hoedspruit route
CemAir will launch a year-round daily flight from...
Amadeus brings rail offerings to SA agents
Travel agents across Southern Africa can now...
Electronics ban may extend to UK-US flights
British security chiefs have been advised that...
Construction on runway to cause flight delays
Runway maintenance at San Francisco International...
TI Specials
1. Air Holidays. (Zambia) Visit Victoria Falls...
Poll: Do you follow your clients on social media?
According to Travel Market Report, there has been...