According to data revealed by Flight Centre Business Travel (FCBT), the fastest growing international business destinations for South African travellers in 2018 were London, Lagos and Mauritius.
London saw a spectacular year-on-year growth of 47%, while Lagos and Mauritius reported year-on-year increases in numbers of respectively 35% and 34%. In fourth and fifth place are Harare and Dubai: traffic to Harare from South Africa increased by 24% and flights to Dubai were up 17%.
“Year after year, the city of London remains at the top of South African lists for both business and leisure travellers,” says Andrew Grunewald, FCBT Team Leader. “2018 was no different despite the threat of Brexit.”
“The city of London itself is also enjoying rapid growth with independent studies continually ranking it above rivals such as New York and Hong Kong,” adds Grunewald. “It is one of the world's leading finance centres and offers a huge variety of business venues and conference centres.”