STATS SA RELEASE TOURIST ACCOMMODATION FIGURES FOR FEBRUARY 2016
StatsSA today (19 April) released their Tourist Accommodation statistics for February 2016. Measured in nominal terms (current prices), total income for the tourist accommodation industry increased by 13,8% in February 2016 compared with February 2015. Income from accommodation increased by 15,4% year-on-year in February 2016, the result of a 3,1% increase in the number of stay unit nights sold and an 11,9% increase in the average income per stay unit night sold.
In February 2016, the types of accommodation that recorded the highest year-on-year growth in income from accommodation were ‘other’ accommodation (19,5%); hotels (14,5%); and caravan parks and camping sites (13,6%).
The main contributors to the 15,4% year-on-year increase in income from accommodation in February 2016 were hotels (contributing 9,7 percentage points); and ‘other’ accommodation (contributing 4,8 percentage points).
Income from accommodation increased by 16,6% in the three months ended February 2016 compared with the three months ended February 2015. The main contributors to this increase were hotels (15,4% and contributing 9,8 percentage points); and ‘other’ accommodation (24,4% and contributing 6,6 percentage points).
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