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Swaziland receives over 98, 000 tourists during festive holidays

APA-Mbabane (Swaziland)

Swaziland was host to over 98, 000 tourists who arrived through formal entry points during the festive holidays, APA learns on Friday.

This makes about a tenth of the country’s total population of about 1.1 million.

Statistics provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs indicate that between December 23, 2016 and January 2, 2017 visitors were 2.1 percent higher than the previous festive season as 96, 526 visitors were captured.

Minister Christopher Gamedze said the nation’s hospitality also contributed to people choosing Swaziland over other countries.

“We thank those who played a key role in ensuring that our guests were treated with dignity and more importantly ensured their safety,” he said in a statement released on Friday.


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