Tourism in Africa is on the rise and a report by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reveals the hike is 6 percent per year and between 1995 and 2014 the total figure of international arrivals is more than double.

It is not to forget in recent years the continent suffered from Ebola outbreaks and the Arab Spring. Despite the adverse situations the international tourist arrivals in 2014 was 56 million.

The report further reveals increase in the numbers of Africans traveling within Africa too has added to the revenue.

Northern Africa was the main tourist attractions and received about half of the international tourist arrivals between 2011 and 2014.

Egypt lured the most between the period with 9.9 million visitors while Morocco was close behind with 9.8 million travelers. South Africa received 9.2 tourists while Tunisia welcomed 6.8 million people.

During the period of 2011 and 2014 the Northern Africa received 47 percent of the total visitors while Southern Africa welcomed 22 percent. The share of Eastern, Western and Middle Africa were 20, 7 and 4 percentages respectively.

Since 1995 the revenues from tourism in the continent have increased three times. In the period of 1995 to 1998 it was $14 billion while between 2005 and 2008 it rose to $41 billion. During 2011 to 2014 the revenues shot up to $47 billion.

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Tourism in Africa is on the rise and a report by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development reveals the hike is 6 percent per year and between 1995 and 2014 the total figure of international arrivals is more than double. It is not to forget in recent years the...