Africans are increasingly driving the growing demand for tourism in their home continent, contrary to perceptions, a new UN report suggests. International visitor numbers to Africa more than doubled from 1995-2014.
While an average of four out of 10 of them were from other African countries, the figure rose to two out of three in sub-Saharan Africa. Analysts say liberalising air transport and further relaxing visa rules could boost tourism further. It currently accounts for nearly 9% of the continent's economy.
Although Ghana last year announced that it would drop visa requirements for other African nationals, in some countries it can be easier for citizens of Western countries to get visas, than fellow Africans.
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