Accommodation industry rises by 7.6% in May

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Total income for South Africa's tourist accommodation industry rises by 7.6% in May.

Tourist accommodation industry

Statistics SA's tourist accommodation survey released on Monday showed. The survey is conducted monthly and covers a sample of public and private enterprises involved in the short-stay accommodation industry‚ with the results used to compile estimates of tourism satellite accounts‚ as well as the gross domestic product.

Stats SA said that income from accommodation increased by 10.3% y/y in May‚ the result of a 7.5% increase in the number of stay unit nights sold and a 2.6% increase in the average income per stay unit night sold.

Stats SA describes a stay unit as a unit of accommodation available to be rented out to guests. Examples include a powered site in a caravan park or a hotel room.

The types of accommodation that recorded the highest y/y growth rates in income in May 2014 were guest-houses and guest-farms (27.3%)‚ caravan parks and camping sites (17.9%) and "other" accommodation (15.2%)

Income from accommodation increased by 11% in the three months ended May 2014 compared with the three months ended May 2013.

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