South Africa’s travel and tourism industry has a heavy weight to carry. Given the country’s abundant natural beauty, the sector has traditionally been a vital cog in South Africa’s economic growth engine, and it is now expected to drive economic recovery.

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s “Economic Impact Report”, the sector is expected to grow at an annual rate of more than 7% over the next decade, far outpacing the overall economic growth rate. The sector is also expected to create more than 800,000 jobs to reach more than 1.9-million by 2032...

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