Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

More than 10m in­ter­na­tional tourists ar­rived in SA in 2016, re­flect­ing a year-on-year in­crease of 13%, well above the global growth rate of 3.9%. The num­ber of ar­rivals from China and In­dia in­creased by 38% and 22% re­spec­tively, thanks to im­prove­ments in the visa ap­pli­ca­tion pro­cesses in those coun­tries, tourism min­is­ter Derek Hanekom said in a state­ment. The UK re­mains the lead­ing source mar­ket for over­seas ar­rivals to SA (447 840 ar­rivals), fol­lowed by the US (345 013) and Ger­many (311 832). The high­est num­ber of tourists from Africa came from Zim­babwe (2 028 881), fol­lowed by Le­sotho (1 757 058) and Mozam­bique (1 268 258).

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