Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), 2011 and provisional 2012 and 2013
The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), final 2011 and provisional 2012 and 2013 covers updated and new provisional figures for the reference years 2012 and 2013 as well as the final results for 2011. It provides an overview of the role that tourism plays in South Africa and provides information on tourism’s contribution to the South African economy both in terms of expenditure and employment. The TSA for 2011, 2012 and 2013 was compiled using the new re-based and bench-marked National Accounts (according to the 2008 System of National Accounts) that was released in November 2014. This constitutes a break in time series from the previously published TSA’s (2005 to 2012). Stats SA will compile a new full time series for the TSA (2005 to 2014) to be released in March 2016. The TSA for South Africa is compile and published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) according to the framework (Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework [TSA: RMF]) developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).