South Africa: tourism from Brics on the rise

By Nizar Manek, 25 April 2013
(Financial Times) --
Many of South Africa’s economic indicators have lagged recently on Europe’s downturn. And China’s economic slowdown could also take its toll on sub-Saharan exports to China. But one indicator is up for Africa’s largest economy: tourism. And specifcally from the Bric nations. China, for instance, has become South Africa’s fourth biggest overseas tourism market, up 56 per cent on 2011 figures.
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