JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA 12 SEPTEMBER 2013 10:40
25 APRIL 2013 - TOURISM
The impressive growth in arrivals from India continued in 2012, with 106 774 Indian visitors to South Africa, growth of 18.2%, making it South Africa’s eighth largest overseas source market.
- Direct tourism contribution to GDP went up by 5% to R84.3 billion in 2011.
- Direct employment in the sector as a percentage of overall employment in the country went up from 4.3% to 4.5% between 2010 and 2011. This was as a result of the increase of about 31,000 direct jobs in the sector from 2010 to a total direct employment of 598,432 in 2011.
- An increase of 3.3% in expenditure by foreign tourists to R71.7 billion.
- The total domestic tourism expenditure increased from R69 billion in 2010 to R101 billion in 2011, which translates to an increase of over R30 billion.