'eThekwini's tourism report misleading' – DA

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- highwaymail.co.za | 11 months ago

THE Democratic Alliance (DA) in eThekwini stated a report that outlined the city’s improved tourism performance, tabled at a recent eThekwini Executive Committee meeting, is inaccurate and is not a true reflection of tourism performance in the province.

During the 2018/2019 festive season Durban saw an increase of 16 per cent, with 138 486 more visitors than in 2017/2018. “The 16 per cent increase in visitors to Durban were mainly visitors from other provinces who attended the Fill Moses Mabhida event, the ANC January 8th statement/manifesto launch or one of the many events held by the city over the festive period,” said the DA’s eThekwini economic development and planning whip, Marlaine Nair.

Of the 138 486 more visitors that visited Durban, Nair reported that approximately 30 000 (31 per cent) attended the ANC manifesto launch, 6 000 (4.

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