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March 14, 2022

The five fastest growing tourism destinations in Africa in 2021

By Carmen

Verdict predicts top five fastest growing tourist destinations in Africa in 2021 based on estimates from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. Egypt-year-on-year growth (33.3%)

A year-on-year growth of 33.3% in international arrivals in 2021 is expected to make Egypt the fastest growing destination in Africa, forecasts GlobalData. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Germany, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia are expected to be the largest source markets for Egypt in 2021.

2. Tunisia-year-on-year growth (10.5%)

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Tunisia will be the second fastest growing source market in Africa, recording a year-on-year growth of 10.5% in international arrivals. GlobalData predicts that Algeria, Libya and France will be the largest source markets for Tunisia in 2021.

3. South Africa-year-on-year growth (-32.1%)

GlobalData forecasts that South Africa will see a year-on-year growth of -32.1% in international arrivals in 2021, making it the third fastest growing destination in Africa. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Lesotho are forecast to be the largest source markets in 2021.

4. Morocco-year-on-year growth (-57.1%)

International arrivals to Morocco are expected to grow by -57.1% year-on-year in 2021, making it the fourth fastest growing destination in Africa, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. GlobalData, further, predicts that France, Germany and Spain will be the largest source markets for Morocco in 2021.

5. Kenya-year-on-year growth (33.3%)

GlobalData forecasts that Kenya will be the fifth fastest growing destination in Africa with international arrivals projected to grow at 33.3% year-on-year in 2021. According to GlobalData’s travelertraveller demands & flows database, Tanzania, Uganda and the UK are forecast to be the largest source markets for Kenya in 2021.

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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