Markets/Africa Yet to Release Its Full Tourism Potential

The tourism potential of the African continent is undeniable. In 2018, 67 million tourists visited the African continent. Besides rich culture, the diversity of wildlife is an immense attraction in particular. Many African regions rejoice over growing tourism numbers, yet the full potential is not used by them – mainly due to limited budgets but also the security situation.


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AFRICA’S IMMENSE TOURISM POTENTIAL UNDERMINED BY TERRORISM security

AFRICA’S IMMENSE TOURISM POTENTIAL UNDERMINED BY TERRORISM

Alec Hills

Nigeria, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Benin... In recent years, many African countries have been affected by terrorist attacks of varying magnitude. As the continent makes new investments in tourism, Africa's still unstable security climate is jeopardizing the future of a growing sector and the tourism potential. Continent Attracting More and More Visitors… Although it accounts for only a marginal share of world tourism, Africa is attracting more and more visitor...
AFRICAN HIGHLIGHTS LURE MORE CHINESE TOURISTS statistic

AFRICAN HIGHLIGHTS LURE MORE CHINESE TOURISTS

Andrew J. Wein

In recent years, Africa has become one of the popular destinations among Chinese tourists. For many Chinese, Africa is an isolated and idealistic place, and the trip to Africa is like a pilgrimage in nature. According to statistics from Ctrip, a leading Chinese online travel agency, the number of tourists who bought tour packages for Africa increased by 40% year-on-year. The generation born after the 1980s is the largest group, accounting for 30% of customers going to Africa. Egypt, Mauritius,...
UGANDA - THE PEARL OF AFRICA destination

UGANDA - THE PEARL OF AFRICA

Samuel Dorsi

Africa is for many a dream destination full of exotic animals, a great share of primates, cats, reptiles, scenic nature, and rich cultures. For a long time, it has been Serengeti and Masai Mara that come to peoples’ minds when talking about a safari in Africa, but this is rapidly changing with security and tourism infrastructure developing across the continent. A great example of this is Uganda, nicknamed “the Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill. After troubled past, Uganda ...
AIR TRANSPORT: THE MOST PROFITABLE ROUTES FROM AND TO THE CONTINENT air

AIR TRANSPORT: THE MOST PROFITABLE ROUTES FROM AND TO THE CONTINENT

Tourism Review News Desk

The analysis company OAG has recently released Africa’s ten most profitable air routes. Emirates and the South African connection generally dominate the ranking. The only West African route of this top 10 is Abidjan-Paris, which comes in the eighth position. Emirates operate the continent’s most profitable routes, half of which link South Africa to Europe or Asia. In the Top 10 published on August 13 by OAG, Dubai's Emirates is ranked four times among the most profitable route compan...