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JUNE TOURISM MIGRATION STATISTICS PUBLISHED

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JUNE TOURISM MIGRATION STATISTICS PUBLISHED

Over the last six months, there has been no clear recovery of tourist arrivals since the sharp decline between January and February 2018 of 27.3%. While there was a significant increase in tourists between February and March, even this was not enough to offset the beforementioned decline.

This decreasing trend of tourist arrivals only worsened month on month towards the end of June. This took tourist arrivals from 802 252 (at the end of January) to 729 374 (at the end of June).

In June 2018, 3 246 696 travellers (arrivals, departures and transits) passed through South Africa’s ports of entry. They were made up of 965 403 South African residents and 2 281 293 foreign travellers.

The foreign arrivals, 1 160 094 were made up of 69 850 non-visitors and 1 090 244 visitors.

The visitors from the top tourist categories were broken down as follows:

360 870 who arrived and departed on the same day, and

729 374 who stayed overnight (tourists).

Tourists increased by 2,9% from 708 978 in June 2017.

They were constituted as follows:

Overseas tourists (149 791), who decreased by 1,3% from 151 736 in June 2017.

Among the top ten countries, the largest increase, 9,2% was for tourists from China (from 6 019 in June 2017 to 6 572 in June 2018), followed by the UK, 3,3% (from 19 072 in June 2017 to 19 694 in June 2018).

Tourists from SADC (566 336), who increased by 3,9% from 544 900 in June 2017.

Among the top ten countries, the largest increase, 22,6% was for tourists from Angola (from 2 813 in June 2017 to 3 450 in June 2018), followed by Malawi, 10,0% (from 12 875 in June 2017 to 14 164 in June 2018).

For the full June report on the Tourism Migration statistics, CLICK HERE.

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