According to international conservation charity, the World Land Trust’s flight calculator, a return trip for a family of four from Johannesburg to Paris produces 14,69 tonnes of CO2. In contrast, their journey to Cape Town and back would only emit 1,69.
Premier Hotels & Resorts Group Sales & Marketing Manager Grant Sandham says that there is a silver lining. “With domestic tourism being the backbone of the industry, which contributes about 9% to the country’s gross domestic product, the more people who opt for staycations, the greater the impact on the industry and, in turn, the economy.”
The most significant benefit of staycations is that people get to discover gems hidden in their own backyard. “South Africa encompasses everything from urban jungles, wildlife and deserts to beaches, mountains and forests, not to mention the cultural melting pot of people. Why would anyone want to go elsewhere?”
“Wherever staycationers decide to enjoy their next ‘holistay’, they will be assured of a world-class African experience at Premier Hotels & Resorts’ 16 properties around the country,” concludes Sandham.
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