January 25, 2016

Chart of the Day: South African Tourism Tanks

   January 25, 2016

Chart of the Day: South African Tourism Tanks

The chart shows a drop in tourism activity lately. This could be mainly due to new visa restrictions applied by the Government. New legislation requiring foreigners to provide biometrics when applying for visas and parents to carry unabridged birth certificates when travelling with children. Given there are so many options for travellers, visa restrictions are a massive deterrence. South Africa will be hoping that the steep depreciation in the Rand will help boost traveller numbers going forward.

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