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StatsSA Tourist Accommodation report for May 2016

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StatsSA Tourist Accommodation report for May 2016

Measured in nominal terms (current prices), total income for the tourist accommodation industry increased by 8,7% in May 2016 compared with May 2015.

Income from accommodation increased by 9,1% year-on-year in May 2016, the result of a 1,4% increase in the number of stay unit nights sold and a 7,5% increase in the average income per stay unit night sold.

In May 2016, the types of accommodation that recorded positive year-on-year growth in income from accommodation were:

  • caravan parks and camping sites (37,3%);
  • hotels (11,2%); and
  • ‘other’ accommodation (6,2%).

The main contributors to the 9,1% year-on-year increase in income from accommodation in May 2016 were:

  • hotels (contributing 7,3 percentage points); and
  • ‘other’ accommodation (contributing 1,7 percentage points).

Income from accommodation increased by 11,3% in the three months ended May 2016 compared with the three months ended May 2015. The main contributors to this increase were:

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