Tourism recovery rate at CTIA reaches five month high
Domestic two-way passengers at CTIA increased from 407,626 in June 2022, to 456,785 in July. Total two-way domestic passengers in 2021 reached 4.2 million. It is encouraging to see that total two-way domestic passengers between January and July of this year already stand at 3.4 million which bodes well for the rest of the year.
The findings are included in Wesgro’s July 2022 report, which is a monthly publication providing valuable insights into tourist arrivals and trends in the Western Cape.
Provincial minister of finance and economic opportunities, Mireille Wenger says: “I am pleased with the continued recovery we are seeing in the tourism and hospitality sector, across many indicators such as air travel, key source markets, hotel occupancy as well as visitors to our many and diverse attractions.”
Wenger continues: “I am also thrilled that passengers through George Airport have essentially fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, reaching a recovery rate of 99%. I met with the management of the George Airport this week and heard that between January and March of this year, an impressive 190 000 passengers passed through the airport and that they have exceeded their capacity and hope to implement expansion plans over the next few years.”
Key findings included in Wesgro’s July 2022 report
- July 2022 performance indicated that passengers through CTIA’s international terminal reached a recovery rate of 87% when compared to the same month in 2019. This is the highest recovery rate over the last five months.
- Domestic recovery in July, however, was 68% after remaining on 70-80% recovery since the start of the year.
- Passengers through George Airport recovered to 99% when compared to the same month in 2019.
- Year to date (as at May 2022), UK ranked as the top source market to Cape Town (via Air), followed by Germany, USA, Netherlands and France.
- Europe has regained its position as the Western Cape’s top region for tourist arrivals, with 6 out of the top 10 source markets to Cape Town originating from the region.
- Eight out of the top 10 source markets to Cape Town (via Air) already recovered to more than half of the number of tourist arrivals recorded over the same period in 2019.
- Hotel occupancy for the Western Cape stood at 44,3% in July 2022, representing a recovery rate of 84% when compared to 2019.
- The Average Daily Rate (ADR) for the Western Cape grew to R1,432.76 and RevPAR (Revenue Per Average Room) reached R634.13.
- ADR exceeded June 2019 levels, recovering to 111% and RevPAR reached 93% recovery.
- Footfall at 25 participating attractions recorded a total of 338,695 visitors in July 2022, a 124% year-on-year growth in the number of visitors and a recovery rate of 83% when compared to July 2019.
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