South African tourism is growing at 3 times (14%) the global average (4.5%).and at 8.3%, tourism has now overtaken gold as the the countries largest GDP contributor.
Tourism brings in more than R66-billion to the economy annually and contributes over half a million jobs. In 2006 8,4 million foreign tourists visited South Africa. SA Tourism expects to break the 10m barrier by 2010. These are fantastic and positive numbers for South Africa.
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