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2012 International Tourist Arrival Figures at a Glance:

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 9 188 368 international tourists visited SA in 2012, up from the 8 339 354 tourists in 2011.

 

•• 2012 Arrivals are 10.2% higher than the 2011 Arrivals and double the 4% global arrival

figures.

 

•• Tourist arrivals dominated by arrivals from overseas tourists markets (15.1%), with Europe

accounting for more than half (9.5%) of the overseas tourists.

 

•• Europe V the prime source of international tourists with United Kingdom being the biggest

overseas market.

 

•• Asia V emerging tourism market with a 33.7% growth from 2011 V driven by exponential

growth in China and India.

 

•• China V fourth biggest overseas tourist market with 132 334 tourists.

 

•• Central and South Africa V emerging as a major market anchored by Brazil which recorded

37.0% growth from 2011 and became the ninth largest market.