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Cape Town - Premier Hotels & Resorts' group sales and marketing manager Grant Sandham says, while SA’s exchange rate has been advantageous for foreign tourists, it has put pressure on locals’ pockets.

This is leading to an increase in domestic leisure trips as opposed to international travel.

Several properties within the Premier Hotels & Resorts portfolio have noted this trend, with the number of local holidaymakers received in 2016 surpassing not only that of 2015, but also the number of international guests – a contrast to the norm in some cases.

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