The Africa tourism is beginning a period of sustained growth, according to the leading experts of the tourism sector gathered at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, it was also about the hotel industry.
The conference heard that inner international flights were recovering and starting their new schedules after being hit by the Ebola outbreak. And the hotel sector reported that there is significant expansion, as well as increased visitor numbers in Africa, boosted by demand from African business.
Now in its 5th year, AHIF brought together five hundred-plus leading international hotel investors, government officials, local operators, industry experts and ministers, from around forty countries.
The instantaneous good news came from ForwardKeys, which displays future travel patterns by analyzing 14 million reservation transactions each day. Its analysis showed there was an increase of 6.4per cent in international arrivals in September in Sub-Saharan Africa. The expansion marked a turning point after the Ebola outbreak, which had wiped out 4 years of strong growth.
Flight bookings for the next 6 months suggest a continued recovery. The data shows arrivals on-the-book (bookings for travel in future) from October 2015 to March 2016 are now running 4 per cent ahead, compared with the same period last year.
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