Department of Tourism
December 2016 compared to
Jan 2016 Compared to Jan 2017
Comparing January 2017 with January 2016, Zimbabwe remained the largest African source market for international tourist arrivals for South Africa while Namibia dropped from the 09th to 10th position and Zambia from 10th to 13th position. Angola became a new entry replacing Nigeria in the top 20 source markets in January 2017.
Comparing November 2016 to October 2016 (refer to Table 1), only Europe experienced an increase by of 2.1% in tourist arrivals compared to all other regions, while Australasia experienced the highest decline of 3.7%. When comparing November 2016 to November 2015, an increase in tourist arrivals is evident for most regions with an exception of Australasia and Asia. Central and South America increased by 77.8%, followed by Middle East (34.3%), Europe (16.2%), North America (4.9%) and Africa (1.1%). For total Africa Air, there was an increase of tourist arrivals from 25 144 to 34 751, an increase of 38.2%. An increase in tourist arrivals is also recorded for all regions when comparing the period January-November 2016 to January-November 2015. Middle East increased by 37.1%, Asia (32.8%), Central and South America (28.3%), Europe (16.6%), North America (15.6%), Australasia (11.6%) and Africa (11.6 %.)
November 2016 compared to
November 2015 Compared to November 2016
Jan-Nov 2016 compared to Jan-Nov 2015
Table 1 below shows that all regions experienced a decline in tourist arrivals when comparing September 2016 to August 2016 therefore there was a decline of 4.8% (40028) in total tourist arrivals. When comparing September 2016 with September 2015, an increase in tourist arrivals is evident for all regions: Australasia increased by 25.6%, followed by Asia (25.2%), Central and South America (23.2%), North America (18.4%) Europe (15.2%) and Middle East (14.2%). The least increase was recorded in Total Africa (8.5%). For total Africa Air there was an increase of 2.7% moving from 32531 to 31690 tourist arrivals. Interestingly, an increase in tourist arrivals is also recorded for all regions when comparing the period January-September 2016 with January-September 2015. Asia increased by 39.1%, Middle East (35.8%), Central and South America (19.6%), North America (17.9%), Total Africa (12.9%). For this period, there was an increase of 10.8% for total Africa moving from 267407 to 296228 tourist arrivals.
August 2016 compared to September 2016
September 2015 Compared to September 2016
Jan-September2016 compared to Jan-September 2015
Table 1 below shows that all regions experienced an increase in tourist arrivals in July 2016 compared to June 2016. When comparing July 2016 with July 2015, an increase in tourist arrivals is evident for all regions: Asia increased by 47.7%, followed by Middle East (35.1), North America (26.1%), Central and South America (24.4%), Europe (17.5%), Australasia (16.4%). The least increase was recorded in Total Africa including Indian Ocean Islands (9%).
June2016 compared to July 2016
July 2015 Compared to July 2016
Jan-July 2016 compared to Jan-July 2015
July 2016 compared to August 2016
August 2016 Compared to August 2015
Jan-August 2016 compared to Jan-August 2015
Table 1 below shows that all regions except Australasia experienced a decrease in tourist arrivals in June 2016 compared to May 2016. When comparing June 2016 with June 2015, an increase in tourist arrivals for all regions is evident. Asia increased by 52.9%, followed by North America (17.7%), Central and South America (16.7%), Total Africa including Indian Ocean Islands (12.1%), Europe (11.7%), and Australasia (11.5%). The least increase was in Middle East (9.8%).
May 2016 compared to June 2016
June 2015 Compared to June 2016
Jan-June 2016 compared to Jan-June 2015
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