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February 16, 2022updated 18 Feb 2022 5:31am

The five biggest tourism source markets in Africa in 2022

By Carmen

Verdict predicts the five biggest source markets for tourism in Africa in 2022, based on international departure estimates from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. Algeria – 5.9 million departures

GlobalData forecasts that Algeria will see 5.9 million international departures in 2022, making it the biggest source market in Africa. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are expected to be the most popular destinations for those travelling from Algeria in 2022.

2. South Africa – 5.8 million departures

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, South Africa will be the second biggest source market in Africa, with 5.8 million international departures. GlobalData predicts that Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana will be the most popular destinations for this origin market in 2022.

3. Egypt – 4 million departures

With 4 million international departures anticipated, Egypt will be the third biggest source market in Africa, according to GlobalData. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE are forecast to be the most popular destinations for this source market in 2022, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

4. Tunisia – 3.8 million departures

Tunisia will be the fourth biggest source market in Africa with 3.8 million international departures, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. Moreover, GlobalData predicts Algeria, France and Spain to be the most popular destinations for those travelling from Tunisia in 2022.

5. Zimbabwe – 3.8 million departures

A predicted 3.8 million international departures in 2022make Africa the fifth biggest source market in Africa, according to GlobalData’s estimates. The most popular destinations from Zimbabwe during the year are expected to be the South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

Methodology:

This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s Traveller Demands & Flows Database, part of GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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