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March arrivals up 6% but top market dips

March arrivals up 6% but top market dips
Tourism Update – 6 June 2017
Arrivals from the United Kingdom dipped in March.
Arrivals from the United Kingdom to South Africa dropped 8% year-on-year in March, while year-to-date arrivals from the UK are down 0.19%. The growth in overseas arrivals has also slowed when compared to January and February.
This is according to according to the latest figures from Statistics SA.
Total arrivals from the UK for March 2017 were 45 203, compared to 49 095 in March last year.
Overseas arrivals were up 6% year-on-year for the month of March. This compares to 10% year-on-year growth in February and 14% year-on-year growth in January.
Other markets that showed significant growth year-on-year in March include France, Germany and the US, with arrivals from France up 46% year-on-year, and arrivals from the US and Germany nearly 7% and 3% respectively.
Arrivals from New Zealand have continued to dip, with a year-on-year decline of 34% in March. Other overseas markets that showed year-on-year declines in March included Norway and Denmark, down 32% and 10% respectively. Arrivals from China were down 14% year on year in March. This compares to a 27% dip in February.
Brazil has continued to rebound with arrivals in March up 144% year-on-year. Arrivals from Brazil are up 141% year-to-date.
Arrivals from India have started showing growth, after declines in January and February. Arrivals from India were up 12% year-on-year in March. This compares to year-on-year dips of 5% and 11% in January and February respectively.

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