MORE GLOBAL FOCUS ON AFRICA: UNWTO SEES BIG TOURISM POTENTIAL ON CONTINENT
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) recently held its 59th Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Commission aims to set policies in motion to make Africa contribute more than the current 5% of all international tourism arrivals.
Here are some key trend reports coming out of the Commission:
- Africa tourism trends and outlook
- Market structure and trends of China’s outbound tourism
- Africa: tourism and sustainability
- Africa: tourism and competiveness
Demand for international tourism to Africa more than doubled since 2000
Despite various challenges, demand for international tourism to African destinations has more than doubled since 2000, growing at an average rate of 5% a year. Africa welcomed around 58m international overnight visitors in 2016, up from 26m in 2000, whereas international tourism receipts amounted to US$33bn in 2015, up from US$10bn in 2000.
- Click here to view all documents and presentations of the 59th UNWTO Africa Commission