Bookings show sharp decline

The number of bookings for stay units in February declined by 14,6percent when compared with the same period last year, Stats SA said yesterday. A stay unit is a unit of accommodation such as a site in a caravan park or in a hotel.

The number of bookings for stay units in February declined by 14,6percent when compared with the same period last year, Stats SA said yesterday. A stay unit is a unit of accommodation such as a site in a caravan park or in a hotel.

Mmatsatsi Marobe, chief executive of Tourism Business Council of South Africa, said the decline was "expected", given the global economic recession. - Kea' Modimoeng

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