62 million: No. of international arrivals in Africa in 2017

Africa reached a record 62 million international arrivals in 2017, translating to a growth of 8%. Arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by 5% while North Africa enjoyed a strong recovery with a 13% growth in arrivals.

Strengthening cultural tourism for the SDGs

The rapid growth of cultural tourism is undeniably evident, and this, according to the UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai, "comes with increased responsibility to protect our cultural and natural assets, the very foundation of our societies and our civilizations".

Tourism’s prominence grows, as African governments position the sector in their agenda

The tourism sector in Africa, which according to UNWTO saw an 8% increase in international arrivals in 2016, is progressively becoming prominent largely due to the increased commitment from governments.

Capitalizing on the health-conscious traveler

The year is ending on a high note, with most people checking off their lists for the achieved and not so well-done objectives set in January. On top of a majority's list is in aspects of lifestyle, from eating healthy to staying fit.

The importance of culinary tourism to travel destinations

"Bon Appetite Ma'am," says the hostess with a cheerful grin. "I smile back with a 'thank you', then...Snap! Post! Pray! (ironically, we've made it the last priority) and champ into the scrumptious meal like there is never seeing it again.

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