Interesting to see what happened internationally tourism wise. The Cape Whale Coast did well in 2017 with tourism picking up and seasonality spreading out. Quiet periods were not so quiet in 2017. December saw a downward trend in spending alone. We still had the numbers but the shopping was not as jolly as in the past. Some establishments were up and some were down. The economic recovery has not reached South Africa and people are holding on to their money. We look forward to buoyant 2018.
The UNWTO said that last year, the number of global tourists went up by 7 percent, the biggest increase in seven years led by Europe with the lure of the Mediterranean’s sea and sun. The sharp hike was mostly due to the economic recovery around the world. Source : Travelandtourworld.