Africa: Is Algeria ready to accept large numbers of Tourists? A review

Algeria

Out of date safety fears and a lack of promotion gives Algeria the rank of 118th out of 136 countries in terms of tourism. But to overlook Africa’s largest country is to miss out. “This is the only one that speaks English,” the South African sighed as he stuck his debit card into the ATM again. The machine quickly spat […]

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Tourism: Why Algeria gets 2 million Tourists and it’s North Africa neighbours get 19 million a year

Algeria

Battered by a sharp decline in its international reserves, Algeria made of tourism a key sector to relieve its economy from an acute dependency on oil revenues. However, little is done to boost the contribution of tourism in GDP, which remains limited to 1.4% in 2016 with most tourists being Algerian expatriates returning to visit their homeland. With over 1600 […]

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Arab war: Algeria accuses Morocco of Laundering drug money in Africa

Algeria

Algeria’s Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia is “100 percent behind” the allegations of his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, who provoked a diplomatic crisis with the kingdom by accusing Moroccan banks of “laundering drug money.” “If our neighbors are angry, well that’s too bad for them, and all the better for us,” said Ouyahia on October 25, during an interview […]

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Namibia to benefit from Indonesia’s visa-free trial programme

Namibia is among 78 countries set to benefit from Indonesia a 30-day visa-free entry into the Southeast Asian country. In a statement on Friday, the Embassy of Indonesia in Windhoek said the new regulations took effect on March 22, after Indonesian President Joko Widodo signed them into law on March 2. Other African countries to benefit from the gesture are […]

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Zimbabwe targets and relaxes visa controls for Chinese tourists

The Zimbabwean government on Thursday announced a new visa regime that relaxes visa controls or tourists travelling in groups from China and 36 other countries who can now obtain visa on arrival. The new visa regime comes into force with immediate effect, Zimbabwean immigration officials said. China has been on category C of Zimbabwe’s visa regime, which requires foreign nationals […]

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