South Africans travelling less due to tough economic times - survey

Statistician General Pali Lehohla released the 2016 domestic travel survey in Pretoria on Monday.

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PRETORIA – Stats SA’s has identified the slowing economy as the main contributing factor to the decline in domestic tourism and local tourism spending.

Statistician-General Pali Lehohla released the 2016 domestic travel survey in Pretoria on Monday.

The total number of day trips dropped from 45 million in 2015 to 43 million in 2016.

Lehohla says expenditure on day trips dropped from R25 billion in 2015 to R23 billion last year.

“The reasons for not travelling are clear, people are not travelling because they are feeling the pinch. Therefore, they are less likely to spend, so we can see a drop in the budget for travelling.”