South African Tourism, the marketing wing of the government's Department of Tourism, continues to perform an important function of keeping the country top of mind when it comes to holidaymakers and business travelers. The Home Affairs Department has eased the new entry visa regulations that had such a negative impact on visitor numbers in 2015. The currency exchange rate has had a positive impact on tourism numbers and these are expected to rise even further. Brexit raises fresh concerns for the tourism market in South Africa, given the large number of British tourists who visit the country. Uncertainty over their economy at home and the weakening of Sterling may deter many from long haul trips.