Recent statistics done in August 2016 a lot of interesting observations were noted:
- Of the 5572 GP number issued , only 3606 are still on the database.
- Of the 3606 only 1337 are actively guiding.
- the largest groups working are , males over 50 and females between 40-50.
- Only 206 guides under the age of 30 active in the industry
The trends captured are based on the information available in Gauteng only,but gives quite a clear picture where the tourist guide industry is going as there is very few young people entering the career.