The contribution of the tourism industry to the economy of the Limpopo province: final report

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Karuaihe, M.Chitiga-Mabugu, C.Nhemachena, S.Ngandu, N.Tsoanamatsie
DEPARTMENT: Economic Perfomance and Development (EPD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8307

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Tourism as a sector contributes significantly to the national and provincial economies of South Africa. However, the actual contribution of the sector is included in the output and value addition of a number of other sectors in the national accounts, raising the need for an independent analysis to document the sector's economic potential and establish potential links with other sectors. These sectors include: trade services, telecommunications, transportation, accommodation, food and beverage services, travel agencies, recreation and entertainment, among others. The reason why the tourism sector is not measured as a sector on its own in the national accounts is because tourism is not a clearly defined industry as per the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) of all economic activities, but it is treated as a critical sector of the economy based on value added. This is because ISIC classifies industries according to the goods and services they produce based on their economic activities or output. The current study aims to establish the sectors contribution to the Economy of the Limpopo Province through primary survey.