Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Indian Leisure Tourists Going to South Africa on the Rise Every Fiscal
Spending by Indian travellers in South Africa has crossed ZAR 1.1 billion (Rs 551 crore) with 81,429 arrivals by the end of the third quarter, a growth of 27%.
Addressing reporters at the South African Tourism Trade Delegation roadshow here in Bangalore, SA Tourism India country manager Hanneli Slabber said, “Overall, average spend per leisure traveller from India was placed at ZAR 150,000 (Rs 5,90,000), indicating that South Africa attractsavarietyofpocket sizes.”
“We want to sustain this growth,and also attract return travellers. Going forward, we would focus on increasing the geographical scope of the market — our biggest sources are Mumbai and Delhi, followed by Bengaluru and Chennai at present,”Hanneli added.