More people visit South Africa over festive season
ArrivalsHe said 1 487 148 of the total were South African citizens, and 3 903 708 were foreign nationals. "There were 2 003 509 arrivals of foreigners and 706 365 arrivals of citizens, bringing total arrivals to 2 709 874," said the minister. The increase in volumes in terms of arrivals was 7.6% for foreigners and 0.3% for citizens.
There was also an increase of 4.9% in travellers from Africa, 6.1% from Europe, 7.8% from North America, 15% from Asia, 2.5% from Australasia, 21% from the Middle East, and a decrease of 1% in arrivals from South America. Gigaba said the top nationalities arriving in South Africa over this period were from Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Botswana, United Kingdom, Germany, USA and Namibia.
it is quite clear that the 2016 peak period had notable increases in traveller movement compared to 2014 and 2015. ...— Malusi Gigaba (@mgigaba) January 12, 2016