Infographic: Tourism growth in SA in 2012

2012-11-16 16:00

Despite the global economic crisis, tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by 10.5% over the first six months of 2012, which is double the global tourism growth rate of 5%.

South Africa has received particularly strong growth from emerging markets, with Asia growing by 40,7% and Central and South America by 54,4%. The country has recorded 23.1% growth in tourist arrivals from India, a massive 71.7% growth from Brazil and 67.7% from China. After the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Brazil became a highly promising market for SA and many joint initiatives have been undertaken between the two countries.

Source: FlyFirst

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