International Tourists spend R35 Billion in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of the cities in Africa where tourists tend to spend most of their money.

A total of R35 billion was spent by international tourists last year in Johannesburg.

They spend their money mostly on shopping then accommodation and dining out.

Johannesburg is well positioned to be an engine for international growth for South Africa.

The City of Johannesburg has reported a 4% increase in the international expenditure. It is also estimated that about 78% of Johannesburg’s international overnight tourists or visitors in 2016 are from the Middle East Africa Regions. The number one country with more visitors was Mozambique.

The statistics also show that 1.02 million which is like 22% of the tourists came from Mozambique.

The rest of the top 5 countries who visited Johannesburg the most are Zimbabwe with 841 000 visitors, Lesotho with 493 000 visitors, Botswana with 315 000 visitors and lastly in the top 5 countries is Swaziland with 215 000 visitors.

It is also believed that visitors are attracted by the City’s mix of shopping, iconic attraction and tourism offering.

It is among the world’s top 132 destination cities in term of visitors or tourists and the volume of spending.

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