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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

South Africa Travel Rank Improves


SOUTH Africa has improved its ranking in this year’s World Economic Forum Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index to 64th out of 140 countries, up from 66th out of 139 in 2011, but below its 2009 rank of 61st.

 

The index is based on three broad categories of variables that facilitate or drive tourism competitiveness.

 

These categories are summarised into three subindices, focusing on the regulatory framework, the business environment and infrastructure, and human, cultural and natural resources.
 

Among factors hampering the growth of tourism in South Africa is the availability of qualified labour, where it is ranked second from the bottom — the same ranking it has received for hiring and firing practices.

 

The tourism industry struggles to alleviate the shortage of qualified labour by recruiting foreigners, as the country is ranked at the very bottom ...


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