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  • TOURISM

    2014

    Statistics South Africa Pali Lehohla Report No. 03-51-02 (2014) Statistician-General

  • Statistics South Africa

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    Tourism, 2014 / Statistics South Africa Published by Statistics South Africa, Private Bag X44, Pretoria 0001 Statistics South Africa, 2015 Users may apply or process this data, provided Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is acknowledged as the original source of the data; that it is specified that the application and/or analysis is the result of the user's independent processing of the data; and that neither the basic data nor any reprocessed version or application thereof may be sold or offered for sale in any form whatsoever without prior permission from Stats SA. Stats SA Library Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP) Data Tourism, 2014 / Statistics South Africa. Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2014 [Report No. 03-51-02 (2014)] 67pp ISBN: 978-0-621-43845-1 A complete set of Stats SA publications is available at Stats SA Library and the following libraries:

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    Preface The report provides information on South African residents and foreign travellers who passed through all South African air, land and sea ports of entry/exit in 2014. It summarises data published in the monthly statistical releases on Tourism and Migration (Statistical release P0351) in 2014, highlighting annual numbers of travellers and tourists. Details on mode of travel, seasonal travel patterns, purpose of visit; length of stay of visit; and demographic characteristics of tourists who visited South Africa in 2014 are provided.

    PJ Lehohla Statistician-General

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    Contents

    List of tables .................................................................................................................................................................. v

    List of figures................................................................................................................................................................ vi

    1. Introduction .......................................................................................................................................................... 1

    1.1.Background .................................................................................................................................................. 1

    1.2.Objectives of this report ................................................................................................................................ 2

    1.3.Scope of this report ...................................................................................................................................... 2

    2. Data and methods ................................................................................................................................................ 2

    2.1 Data source ................................................................................................................................................... 2

    2.2 Data processing and analysis ....................................................................................................................... 2

    2.3 Limitations of data ........................................................................................................................................ 3

    3. All travellers .......................................................................................................................................................... 3

    3.1 Number of travellers ..................................................................................................................................... 3

    3.1.1 South African residents ................................................................................................................... 4

    3.1.2 Foreign travellers............................................................................................................................. 6

    4. Tourists............................................................................................................................................................... 11

    4.1 Region of residence .................................................................................................................................... 12

    4.2 Ten leading countries ................................................................................................................................. 13

    4.3 Mode of travel ............................................................................................................................................. 15

    4.4 Purpose of visit ........................................................................................................................................... 16

    4.5 Duration of stay .......................................................................................................................................... 17

    4.6 Sex and age distribution ............................................................................................................................. 20

    5. Summary ............................................................................................................................................................ 21

    6. Appendices ........................................................................................................................................................ 22

    7. Definition of terms .............................................................................................................................................. 60

    8. Other Stats SA reports ....................................................................................................................................... 61

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    List of tables

    Table 3.1: Number of arrivals, departures and transits of South African residents by mode of travel, 2014.... 4

    Table 3.2: Percentage distribution of South African residents by mode of travel and place of arrival or

    departure, 2014 ................................................................................................................................ 5

    Table 3.3: Number of arrivals, departures and transits of foreign travellers residents by mode of travel and

    place of arrival or departure, 2014 ................................................................................................... 7

    Table 3.4: Number of foreign arrivals, departures and transits by mode of travel and place of arrival or

    departure, 2014 ................................................................................................................................ 8

    Table 4.1: Distribution of tourists by mode of travel and place of arrival, 2014 .............................................. 15

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    List of figures

    Figure 3.1: Number of arrivals and departures of travellers by year of travel, 20002014 ................................ 3

    Figure 3.2: Number of arrivals and departures of South African residents by year of travel, 20002014 ......... 4

    Figure 3.3: Percentage distribution of arrivals and departures of South African residents by month of

    travel, 2014 ....................................................................................................................................... 6

    Figure 3.4: Number of arrivals and departures of foreign travellers by year of travel, 20002014 .................... 7

    Figure 3.5: Percentage distribution of foreign arrivals and departures by month of travel, 2014 ...................... 9

    Figure 3.6: Percentage distribution of foreign arrivals by purpose of visit, 2014 ............................................... 9

    Figure 3.7: Distribution of foreign arrivals by type of visitor, 2014 ................................................................... 10

    Figure 4.1: Number of tourists by month and year of travel, 2013 and 2014 ..................................................... 11

    Figure 4.2: Distribution of tourists by region of residence, 2014......................................................................... 12

    Figure 4.3: Percentage distribution of tourists by region of residence and month of arrival, 2014..................... 12

    Figure 4.4: Number of tourists from ten leading overseas