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Festive season brought boost to coastal economies

# The festive season has brought a boost to coastal economies, with the Western Cape reporting a busy tourism season. Cape Town’s tourism sector experienced significant growth, with estimates suggesting 215 international flights per week and 50 cruise ships visiting. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway reported higher visitor figures for October and November, and coastal towns, such as Plettenberg Bay, also saw improved numbers, though not yet reaching pre-COVID levels. George and Overstrand also reported positive outcomes, with increased bookings and higher visitor numbers during the festive season.