StatsSA Tourist accommodation Report for December 2016: KEY FINDINGS
Total income for the tourist accommodation industry increased by 8,6% in 2016 compared with 2015. Income from accommodation increased by 12,0% over the same period.
In December 2016 total income for the tourist accommodation industry increased by 1,7% year-on-year. Income from accommodation increased by 4,5% year-on-year in December 2016, the result of a 2,3% increase in the number of stay unit nights sold and a 2,1% increase in the average income per stay unit night sold.
In December 2016, the types of accommodation that recorded positive year-on-year growth in income from accommodation were:
- guest-houses and guest-farms (19,7%);
- caravan parks and camping sites (10,4%); and
- hotels (7,4%).
The main positive contributors to the 4,5% year-on-year increase in income from accommodation in December 2016 were:
- hotels (contributing 4,6 percentage points); and
- guest-houses and guest-farms (contributing 1,3 percentage points).
Income from accommodation increased by 8,8% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the fourth quarter of 2015. The main contributors to this increase were:
- hotels (9,2% and contributing 5,9 percentage points); and
- ‘other’ accommodation (6,1% and contributing 1,7 percentage points).