Experiential luxury continued to be impacted by the pandemic in South Africa in 2021, after already recording double-digit value sales decline the previous year when interprovincial and international travel were banned by the South African government as part of lockdown regulations for a number of months of the year to try and stop the spread of the virus. Tourism is an important industry for South Africa, with attractive luxury tourism activities such as wildlife game drives and tours brought to a halt.
A new hotel was opened in the Khayelitsha township to offer travellers a unique experience of engaging with the local community. The former flight attendant who grew up in the area aims to offer the first luxury hotel, called The Spade Boutique Hotel & Spa, to be located in a township area.
With the relaxation of pandemic-related restrictions starting to appear worldwide heading into the forecast period, albeit tied to virus rates and the possible further emergence of new variants, South African tourism operators are hoping for a quicker recovery. New hotels constructions and openings are also planned over the early part of the forecast period as a way to attract travellers.
With limited flights to South Africa, price tickets have seen a notable increase. At the same time, the need to pay for a PCR test 72 hours before travel has meant that travelling to South Africa incurs additional costs with these measures still in place heading into 2022.
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