Results from our latest poll show that tourism stakeholders are mostly confident that South Africa will be able to meet rising demand from the US for travel to the country during the upcoming summer high season.
51% of respondents believe there will be enough air capacity from the US, while 20% disagreed, and 29% were uncertain.
As reported by Tourism Update last week, the US was officially South Africa’s top international tourism source market for 2021, surpassing the United Kingdom. Earlier this month, US carriers Delta and United were both granted additional direct flights to Cape Town, bringing the total number of weekly? flights on this route to 23.
Last month (Pride Month), South Africa was ranked 21st out of 50 of the safest countries in the world for LGBTQI+ travellers. It is also the highest ranking country in Africa.
But, says Martina Barth, representative for Africa of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association in her column, there remains a lack of understanding of this market and its potential is thus not fully explored.
This week, Tourism Update would like to know: