JOHANNESBURG NAMED AFRICA’S MOST VISITED CITY
Johannesburg which is the largest city in South Africa has been given the title for the second time in a row according to the latest destination index published by MasterCard on Thursday, November 6.
At least 4.3 million people are expected to have visited the city by the end of next month, a 4.9 percent increase over last year’s 4.1 million visitors. The tourists are expected to spend some $3.2 billion compared to $3.06 billion last year. The study ranks 132 cities worldwide in terms of international visitor arrivals and their spending.
Johannesburg is followed by Cape Town, which should get 1.6 million visitors as the second destination of choice in Africa.
Trailing Cape Town is Cairo in Egypt, followed by Nigeria’s Lagos with 1.33 million, and then Morocco’s Casablanca with slightly under a million tourists.