Why the future of African tourism looks brighter

Low-cost airlines, hotel expansions, and loose visa rules make Africa more accessible than ever

In the near future, Africa will see a huge increase in incoming tourists from 50 million to 130 million, according to the World Tourism Organization. African countries are taking several steps to make travel around the continent easier, safer, and more streamlined.

Africa was haunted by issues that dampen tourism in the region. The Ebola crisis in 2014 to 2015 instilled fear into travellers travelling to the continent, despite the fact that the outbreak was only in West Africa. Moreover, the political unrest in Egypt and Tunisia discouraged tourists from visiting Africa.

But Africa is gearing towards becoming the next great destination. This has been met positively by the airlines expanding flights in the region and hotel brands emerging in key markets like sprouts in spring.

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