More overseas tourists are choosing SA as a holiday destination, but visitors from the region and the broader continent declined in January. Overseas tourists to SA increased to 245,074 in January, up 14% from the year-earlier period, Statistics SA data show. The highest increase was tourists from France, up 34.1%, followed by a 28.6% increase in tourists from Sweden and a 28.3% rise in arrivals from China.

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