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Foreign Tourists Spent R97.1 Million In NMB In Second Quarter

AUGUST 29, 2014
Foreign Tourists Spent R97.1 Million In NMB In Second Quarter

An estimated 30 755 foreign tourists to Nelson Mandela Bay spent about R97.1 million in the second quarter of this year according to a report by Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) to the Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture Committee.

The report states that the nationalities of the top 10 as reported by accommodation facilities were: Germany, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, United States, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia, Italy and China.

The report shows that based on NMBT surveys during the second quarter 586 343 or 90.71% of bed nights were sold to domestic visitors, from which, it adds, it can be assumed that there were 445 108 domestic visitors who spent in the region of R473.6 million.

It also shows that information collated at the four tourism visitor information centres and the call centre show that in the second quarter there were 5 224 enquiries, of which 1 878 were foreign.

The report also shows that in the second quarter the highest number of enquiries from domestic visitors came from people who lived in the Eastern Cape, followed by the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Free State.

The top 10 foreign enquiries came roughly from the people from the same countries listed earlier, while the top five African countries were Zimbabwe, Namibia, Ghana, Swaziland and Botswana. - MetroMinutes.


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