Nigerians accounted for the most tourist visitors to South Africa last year…
Nigeria has emerged the biggest market for South Africa Tourism in Africa, contributing over 43,000 arrivals to the touristic growth rate recorded last year, South Africa Tourism’s Regional Director for Africa and Domestic, Phumelela Dhlomo disclosed.
Dhlomo said the arrival figures from Nigeria which peaked to an-all-time high of 11.3 per cent has further encouraged SA Tourism to make the country, a key market in its relentless drive to position South Africa as the preferred destination for global tourists.
Speaking at the monthly breakfast business meeting of the Nigerian-South African Chambers of Commerce, sponsored by South African Tourism, held in Lagos, Dhlomo disclosed that tourists from Nigeria form a significant portion of the 11 per cent global and 7 per cent inbound tourists from Africa; thus making it the biggest tourism market outside Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
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