For SA, Chennai is about to become the fastest growing Indian market

 Wednesday, September 28, 2022 

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From Chennai, huge number solo travelers visit SA and now in India, this city is predicted to be the fastest growing market in the country for South African tourism by 2025, according to the tourism board of the country. Chennai, in 2021, was the third largest Indian feeder market to South Africa with 7.5% Indians coming from Chennai. From India, Mumbai and Delhi are its other top source markets. Also, Chennai is forecasted to be the highest growth market of the country by 2025, with a 30% CAGR. The tourism board, in a recent declaration, said that it had talks with the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corp and chatted about skill development and other potential partnerships, at the same time connecting with other prominent travel players and corporate.


The hub head, Middle East, India and South East Asia, South African Tourism, Neliswa Nkani, said that being one of their top three source markets from India and the highest projected growth market, they see huge possibility in the city and have been thinking about alliance opportunities to extend their footprint here. They are keener in making the destination easily accessible to people from here, they will continue to press on for a direct flight from India.


Around 58.2% solo travellers from Chennai visited South Africa in 2021, as 34.7% travelled with colleagues and associates. By 2024, as the Indian outbound travel economy projected to surpass $42 billion, they consider that the time is right to invest in this important market.

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