South Africa is rated as one of the most attractive destinations for international travellers. However, South African can also be a fun destination for local travellers. Here is a list of five reasons why you should consider travelling local.
- Local is Lekker
Travel makes up about 10% of the global economy and in South Africa, tourism contributes 9% to our local economy. This means that 9% of the working population in South Africa is in travel. By travelling local you are not only supporting South Africa’s economy but , you are also helping to fund small businesses.
- We have so much to offer
The country offers the world in one place from oceans, mountains, to rich history and culture as well as beautiful wine routes and safaris. At the same time, our country is home to 8 beautiful World Heritage Sites that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
- It’s Budget Friendly
Travelling locally does not have to be too far from home. In fact, you could travel to beautiful locations that won’t break your bank. At the same time, you could travel in groups to split the costs and to go on a bonding road-tripping experience with your friend.
- It’s Eco-friendly
Every year, about 80% of all international travel activities contribute to 20% of the global carbon emissions according to Eldis. At the same time, tourism relies heavily on high energy transportation and activities that are detrimental to the health of the environment. By travelling local, one could reduce their carbon footprint by travelling to places in their province or city. After all, you do not have to travel far to have a fulfilling travel experience!
- It Changes Your Perspective
Learning is a part of every travel experience as you are observing and participating in different cultures. South Africa has a rich history and culture that has ultimately influenced the quirks and cuisines of each city. Therefore, travelling locally would open your perspective of the country and give you more insight into the country’s history and varying cultures.
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