Tourism is taking off across Africa. The World Tourism Organization expects the number of tourist arrivals to soar from 50 million today, to 130 million by 2030.
Governments are working to make it easier to get there – relaxing visa rules and increasing safety. And the travel industry is making it easier to get to around the massive continent with increased air service.
Kenya Airlines recently launched the first non-stop service from Nairobi to New York City, hoping to entice more North American tourists with the direct route. As CGTN’s Ramah Nyang reports – it’s too soon to tell if the strategy is paying off.
Nicky Fitzgerald discusses trends and hot spots in Africa tourism
CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Nicky Fitzgerald, co-owner of Kenya’s Angama Mara lodge & an Africa hospitality industry expert, about trends and hot spots in the Africa tourism industry