Eritrea is Ranked the 5th Fastest-Growing Tourist Destination in Africa
|Tourists arriving at Asmara International Airport|
Eritrea is Ranked the 5th fastest-growing tourist destination in Africa
Eritrea is ranked the 5th fastest-growing African destination for tourists, according to the latest World Bank Africa Development Indicators.
The data shows in 2011 Eritrea witnessed an increase of 27% in the number of tourist arriving to the country from the previous year.
Ranking ahead of Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (129.6%), Togo (48.5%), Sierra Leone (33.3%) and Cape Verde (27.4%) enjoyed the biggest percentage increase in tourist arrivals from the previous year.
Globally, the number of international tourist arrivals in 2011 reached a record high of over 1 billion, and inbound tourism expenditures increased 12 percent to 1.3 trillion from 2010.
The report also finds the Middle East and North Africa regions saw a drop in tourist arrivals in 2011, due to political instability and armed conflict.
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