More tourists to SA in 2013

2014-10-20 15:22

The total number of foreign travellers who visited South Africa increased from 13.7 million in 2012 to 15.1 million in 2013.

They came from Africa and overseas through all ports of entry, according to Statistics South Africa’s tourism report, which was released today.

It covers the period from January 1 2013 to December 31 2013.

A total of 9.5 million tourists came to South Africa in 2013, an increase of 3.8% from the 9.1 million tourists in 2012.

The least tourist arrivals were recorded in June and the highest number in December.

Tourists from Africa made up 71.9% of the total number of tourists, and 27.9% of tourists were from overseas countries.

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