South Africa Tourism arrivals up 10.5%

South Africa Tourism arrivals up 10.5%
South Africa Tourism arrivals up 10.5%

Tourist arrivals to South Africa grew by 10.5% over the first six months of this year, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Sunday. “Despite the global economic downturn, our focused marketing efforts and the hard work of everyone in the tourism industry are paying dividends,” he said.

According to Statistics SA, the tourism figures indicated that South Africa experienced an excellent first half of the year, attracting 4,416,373 tourists to the country between January and June 2012, compared to 3,996,760 tourist arrivals for the same period in 2011.

The tourism industry experienced particularly strong growth in overseas tourist arrivals, recording 17.1% growth in arrivals from outside the African continent.

Source: http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/