Fact of the Day: Johannesburg, South Africa is the #1 tourist destination in Africa for the 4th year in a row


South Africa’s major urban cities remain the most visited in the African continent, attracting millions of tourists, boosting local tourism and injecting billions of dollars into the economy, a new index shows.

Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are expected to attract close to six million visitors in 2016 alone, according to the newly-released 2016 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. The MasterCard index ranked 132 most visited countries in the world, with 13 African cities appearing in the list.

Read more: Johannesburg remains the most popular destination in Africa for the fourth year — Quartz

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