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March 14, 2022

The five fastest growing tourism source markets in Africa in 2021

By Carmen

Verdict lists the top five fastest growing tourism source markets in Africa in 2021, according to forecasts from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. Algeria-year-on-year growth (34.1%)

GlobalData forecasts that Algeria will see a year-on-year growth of 34.1% in international departures in 2021, making it the fastest growing source market in Africa. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey anticipated to be the most popular destinations for Algeria in 2021.

2. South Africa-year-on-year growth (164.7%)

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, South Africa second fastest growing source market in Africa, with international departures projected to grow by 164.7% year-on-year. GlobalData predicts that Mozambique, Lesotho and Botswana will be the most popular destinations for traveller/tourists from South Africa in 2021.

3. Zimbabwe-year-on-year growth (166.7%)

GlobalData expects Zimbabwe to see year-on-year growth of 166.7% in international departures in 2021, making it the third fastest growing source market in Africa. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia are anticipated to be the most popular destinations for this source market in 2021.

4. Lesotho-year-on-year growth (130.8%)

International departures from Lesotho are expected to grow by 130.8% with year-on-year in 2021 making it the fourth fastest growing source market in Africa, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. Moreover, GlobalData predicts that South Africa, Canada and Botswana will be the most popular destinations for this origin market in 2021.

5. Egypt-year-on-year growth (107.1%)

Year-on year growth of 107.1% in international departures in 2021 is expected to make Egypt the fifth fastest growing source market in Africa, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. The most popular destinations for this source market in 2021 are expected to be Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

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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