Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF - DROP IN TOURISTS Busi­ness Day

The year-on-year drop in the num­ber of Chi­nese tourists to South Africa in the first quar­ter of the year, to 19 104, ac­cord­ing to Stats SA. Statis­ti­cian-gen­eral Pali Le­hola said it was the sharpest de­cline from a sin­gle coun­try on record, but he said the cause of the drop is un­clear and could be re­lated to Ebola fears or the slow­ing Chi­nese econ­omy, re­ported. Over­all, visi­tor num­bers de­clined 5.9% to 2.29m in the quar­ter. (Also see page 16.)

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