Morocco, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria were the most popular African destinations.

International tourist arrivals in Africa are estimated to have increase by 9% and receipts at the same level (+8%).

Results were driven by the continued recovery in North Africa and the solid growth in most destinations that reported data. Tunisia continued to rebound strongly in 2017 with a 23% growth in arrivals, while Morocco also enjoyed better results after weaker demand in the previous year. Growing demand from European source markets and a more stable environment contributed to the
subregion’s positive results.

In Subsaharan Africa, strong performance continued in large destinations Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius and Zimbabwe. The subregion’s top destination South Africa reported slower growth in
arrivals though a strong increase in receipts. Island destinations Seychelles, Cabo Verde and Reunion; all reported double-digit growth in arrivals, benefiting from increased air connectivity.


Source : “International Tourist Arrivals and Tourism Receipts by Country of Destination”, Tourism Highlights, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), September 2018, p. 15-19

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