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Zuma hails 13% increase in international visitors

Zuma delivered the keynote address at the Tourism Indaba at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Winnie Theletsane/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma says the country has registered a 13% increase in international visitors to Africa.

Zuma was delivering the keynote address at the Tourism Indaba at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

The government says at least 7,000 delegates are attending the event.

Nearly half a billion rand has been allocated by the government over the medium term budget to promote tourism over the next three years.

The indaba is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar.

Zuma says tourism is essential to growth.

“South Africa experienced a 13% increase in international visitors to Africa. We are happy with this growth.”

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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