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March 14, 2022

The five most visited tourism destinations in Africa in 2021

By Carmen

Verdict lists the projected top five tourist destinations in Africa in 2021, based on international arrivals according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. Egypt – 4.8 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that Egypt will welcome 4.8 million international arrivals in 2021, making it the most popular destination in Africa. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database Germany, Ukraine and Saudi Arabia are forecast to be the largest source markets for Egypt in 2021.

2. Tunisia – 2.1 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database Tunisia will be the second most popular destination in Africa, welcoming 2.1 million arrivals. GlobalData predicts that Libya, France and Russia will be the largest source markets for the destination in Tunisia in 2021.

3. South Africa – 1.9 million arrivals

Expected to welcome 1.9 million 2021, South Africa, will be the third most popular destination in Africa, according to GlobalData. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Lesotho are forecast to be the largest source markets for South Africa in 2021.

4. Morocco – 1.2 million arrivals

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Morocco will be the fourth most popular destination in Africa, welcoming 1.2 million arrivals. Further, GlobalData predicts that France, Germany and Spain will be the largest source markets for the destination in 2021.

5. Kenya – 0.8 million arrivals

GlobalData forecasts that Kenya will welcome 0.8 million international arrivals in 2021, making it the fifth most popular destination in Africa. According to GlobalData’s traveller 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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