Infographic: The decline in SA Tourism 2015

This week, Statistics South Africa briefed the Portfolio Committee on Tourism on the latest tourism stats. The meeting was held after the release of Stats SA’s report on Migration and Tourism, which has caused general concern that the number of tourists visiting the country declined by 7.2% from February 2014 to February 2015. There has been a particular drop in tourist from China, once viewed as a huge potential growth market. This concern has been exacerbated by the recently implemented and more restrictive immigration regulations. The concerns have been echoed by the Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom, who recently told MPs that the new regulations could lead to a potential loss of tourists as well as jobs. For a closer look at the stats, see the infographic below:



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