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And the Most Popular African City Is…

Fin24   in  ·
November 6, 2014

Johannesburg remained Africa’s most visited city, according to MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index released on Thursday.

“The city of gold’s status as the most popular destination city among visitors to the African continent is significant for the economic prospects of the city,” MasterCard’s South Africa division president Mark Elliott said in a statement.

“Visitor spend is an increasingly important source of revenue for the city’s hospitality, retail, transport, sports and cultural sectors.”

According to the index, Johannesburg expected 4.3 million international overnight visitors in 2014, compared to last year’s 4.1m visitors.

International visitors were expected to spend around R35.6bn compared to around R34bn last year.

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