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A must-visit destination & business tourism hub
The Western Cape attracts tourists from across the globe, thanks to the appeal of its scenic natural beauty, unique cultural diversity and ease of access.
Tourism is one of the Western Cape’s strongest economic drivers. In 2017, the Western Cape tourism sector contributed more than R18 billion towards the economy and supported 217,514 direct jobs.
The Western Cape has taken its place as a global big-hitter amongst tourists, with arrival and spending patterns reaching record levels. By 2017, the number of foreign and domestic tourist arrivals increased to 3.15 million; reaching R24.7 billion in expenditure. In addition, Cape Town’s top attractions welcomed over 31 million visitors in 2017
Major companies across a spectrum of clusters (including convention centres, hotels, tour operators and hospitality, travel planners, restaurants, attractions and supporting bodies) also holds a solid presence in Cape Town.
Competitive advantages for the Tourism industry in the Western Cape
The Western Cape has a natural scenic appeal, in part owing to it having Table Mountain, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
The province provides first world infrastructure and tourist facilities, including conference facilities.
The Western Cape has the country’s second largest airport, which makes the destination more accessible than others in Africa.
Some of the best restaurants in the world are located in the Western Cape, helping to establish the province as a major gastronomic destination on the continent.
The relatively weak exchange rate also works in the favour of international tourists.
For more information about Cape Town’s Visitor Economy, visit Wesgro and Cape Town Tourism or email email@example.com