A view of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Picture: SA TOURISM
A view of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Picture: SA TOURISM

The number of passengers arriving in Cape Town on international flights increased 28.9% in December and a staggering 31.16% in January, according to the official Airports Company SA figures. This is very exciting for business and the tourism industry. International passenger numbers have increased more than 20% every month since June 2016, with November being the only exception — and that was still a high 17.3% increase.

Something important is happening. Cape Town is becoming a great destination for world travellers and that is good for the local economy and for jobs. The weak rand is helping but, once discovered, Cape Town will continue to attract the rich and famous.

Janine Myburgh
President, Cape Chamber of Commerce
and Industry

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