THE GOOD

Finweek English Edition - - THE WEEK -

The num­ber of tourists en­ter­ing South Africa in April 2017 in­creased by 15.5% year-on-year to 902 973, fig­ures re­leased by Sta­tis­tics South Africa (Stats SA) on 26 June have shown. Of these, 222 055 were for­eign tourists, while 680 918 came from other South­ern African De­vel­op­ment Com­mu­nity (SADC) coun­tries. The high­est in­crease (50.5%) was for tourists from Ger­many, fol­lowed by Switzerland (29.6%). About 72.5% of tourists used road trans­port and about 27.3% used air trans­port, while only 0.2% used sea trans­port. The ma­jor­ity of tourists (97.5%) were on hol­i­day com­pared with 1.8% and 0.7% who came for business and for study pur­poses re­spec­tively.

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