Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017
The tourism industry said that South Africa is likely to experience a huge drop in the number of tourists from the Netherlands after September’s robbery of 36 Dutch tourists in Fourways, northwest of Johannesburg.
The Dutch tourists were expected to be in the country for 22 days, but had to cut their stay short after they were robbed on their way from the OR Tambo International Airport to their hotel.
Tourism South Africa CEO, Sisa Ntshona Speaking in Parliament, said that such robbery incidents made a deep impact negatively on other markets as well.
Sisa Ntshona said that the German market, they starting to pick up these incidents of those Dutch tourists. The drop comes definitely in the Netherlands market.
It is noted the tourism in South Africa is dotted with copious destinations and the major number of tourists in South Africa are from Netherland and China.