'We need SAA to have a route between Beijing and Johannesburg to boost tourism'

SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona says for South Africa to boost Chinese tourists to South Africa, barriers need to be removed first.

South African Tourism embarked on a concerted drive to attract Chinese tourism in order to bring in investment and encourage economic and infrastructure development in the country.

China is the largest source of tourism. 145 million international trips were undertaken by the Chinese last year.

Sisa Ntshona, SA Tourism CEO

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Chinese people still need visas to come to South Africa.

Sisa Ntshona, SA Tourism CEO

READ: Did you know? Tourism supports 10.3% of ALL jobs in South Africa

SAA needs to have a direct flight to Beijing from Johannesburg. Now its only China that flies between the two.

Sisa Ntshona, SA Tourism CEO

Ntshona says tourism is dependent on other factors hence they need home affairs, safety and security on board.

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