StatsSA releases Tourism & Migration and Accommodation stats for March

StatsSA has released the Tourism & Migration and Accommodation stats for March.

Tourism and Migration publication – March 2022

Tourism and Migration Full publication –

Tourism and Migration Key Findings –

Key findings: Tourism and Migration March 2022

In March 2022, 1 410 465 travellers (arrivals, departures, and transits) passed through South Africa’s ports of entry/exit. They were made up of 503 469 South African residents and 906 996 foreign travellers. Foreign arrivals, 468 636 were made up of 43 403 non-visitors and 425 233 visitors. The visitors consisted of 65 499 same-day visitors and 359 734 overnight visitors (tourists). The breakdown of the tourists by region is as follows: 108 974 from overseas; 242 869 from the SADC countries; 7 244 from ‘other’ African countries and the country of residence of 647 tourists was classified as unspecified.

Tourist Accommodation March 2022

Tourist accommodation –    Key findings

Tourist accommodation –    Full publication

Key findings: P6410 – Tourist Accommodation March 2022

Measured in nominal terms (current prices), total income for the tourist accommodation industry increased by 110,6% in March 2022 compared with March 2021.

Income from accommodation increased by 87,6% year-on-year in March 2022, the result of a 48,7% increase in the number of stay unit nights sold and a 26,2% increase in the average income per stay unit night sold.

In March 2022, the largest contributors to the 87,6% year-on-year increase in income from accommodation were:

  • hotels (110,3% and contributing 54,4 percentage points); and
  • other accommodation (67,5% and contributing 29,0 percentage points).

Income from accommodation increased by 83,3% in the first quarter of 2022 compared with the first quarter of 2021. The main contributors to this increase were:

  • hotels (118,0% and contributing 54,8 percentage points); and
  • other accommodation (48,9% and contributing 22,0 percentage points).

Seasonally adjusted income from accommodation increased by 26,3% month-on-month in March 2022 and by 3,4% month-on-month in February 2022.


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