Weaker rand draws Indian tourists

2013-07-16 11:33
Johannesburg - SA will see an increase in Indian tourists as a result of the weakened rand, according to SA Tourism.

Tourism Update reports that Hanneli Slabber, SA Tourism Country Manager for India, explained that Indians would have more money to spend in SA because the rand had weakened against the rupee.

Slabber said other factors attracting Indian travellers included adventure and experiential travel opportunities. She added that food was also no longer an issue because Indian tourists were open to trying South African vegetarian food.

In recent years, SA has seen an increase in tourists from India, with 106 774 arrivals last year compared with 90 367 in 2011.

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