SA tourism arrival growth solidifies 2010 World Cup gain

2013-12-17 12:42

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Johannesburg - The number of tourists who visited South Africa between January and June was up 5.1 percent on the same period last year, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Tuesday.

The growth was achieved despite increasing global competition, tough trading conditions in some of South Africa's source markets, and a fluctuating rand.

"Compared to other economic sectors, this is more than, for example, the R32.6bn that gold exports contributed during the same period," he said.

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