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South Africa - Number of arrivals

10,044,000 (number) in 2016

In 2016, number of arrivals for South Africa was 10 million. Number of arrivals of South Africa increased from 4.98 million in 1997 to 10 million in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 4.26 %.

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What is number of arrivals?

International inbound tourists (overnight visitors) are the number of tourists who travel to a country other than that in which they have their usual residence, but outside their usual environment, for a period not exceeding 12 months and whose main purpose in visiting is other than an activity remunerated from within the country visited. When data on number of tourists are not available, the number of visitors, which includes tourists, same-day visitors, cruise passengers, and crew members, is shown instead. Sources and collection methods for arrivals differ across countries. In some cases data are from border statistics (police, immigration, and the like) and supplemented by border surveys. In other cases data are from tourism accommodation establishments. For some countries number of arrivals is limited to arrivals by air and for others to arrivals staying in hotels. Some countries include arrivals of nationals residing abroad while others do not. Caution should thus be used in comparing arrivals across countries. The data on inbound tourists refer to the number of arrivals, not to the number of people traveling. Thus a person who makes several trips to a country during a given period is counted each time as a new arrival.

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What is South Africa number of arrivals?

Date Value Change, %
2016 10,044,000 12.80 %
2015 8,904,000 -6.75 %
2014 9,549,000 0.13 %
2013 9,537,000 3.80 %
2012 9,188,000 10.18 %
2011 8,339,000 3.28 %
2010 8,074,000 15.15 %
2009 7,012,000 -26.90 %
2008 9,592,000 5.51 %
2007 9,091,000 8.28 %
2006 8,396,000 13.94 %
2005 7,369,000