Africa: Festival are driving Tourism in Africa

From a stage among the palm trees on the northern shore of Lake Malawi to one of the largest jazz events in the world, Africa is home to some of the world’s greatest festivals. Each year, locals and tourists from neighboring countries and further afield flock to events across the continent. This means good times for performers, visitors and local […]

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African Tourism: Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey suffer Tourism backlash

The world is a scary place… and many countries have become too frightening for tourists. Millions of travelers have been nixing their dreams of visiting places like the pyramids in Egypt and the Tunisian coast due to heightened terrorism concerns. Here are the countries that are among the worst hit: Egypt he prospects for Egypt’s vital tourism industry are looking […]

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Tourism becomes Number one foreign exchange earner for Rwanda

Rwanda’s tourism sector continues to grow positioning itself as the leading foreign earner for the country. During the financial year 2013/14, the sector registered a three per cent increase in the number of visitors to Rwanda, growing from 1.14 million visitors to 1.2 million visitors. This accounted for an increase in revenue to $303 million in 2014 from $293.4 million […]

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Tourism added 7.2m jobs and $7.2trillion to GDP as Africa grows at 3.3% and Uganda best performers

By Renn Offor Travel and tourism, with all the hydra headed challenges it encountered in 2015, has still demonstrated so much resilience as it added 7.2 million jobs to the global economy and contributed over $ 7.2 trillion in GDP, while Uganda leads the pack in Africa as the country with the highest contribution from travel and tourism to it […]

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