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2018 saw strong growth for Egyptian travel and tourism as it became the fastest-growing country in North Africa, growing by 16,5 percent - second only to Ethiopia when reviewing the whole continent.

Ethiopia’s travel and tourism economy grew by 48,6 percent in 2018, the largest of any country in the world, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector.

Botswana’s travel and tourism economy grew 3,4 percent to exceed USD2,5 billion in 2018, and now contributes nearly one in every seven dollars in the country’s economy, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) annual review of the economic impact and social importance of the sector.

Travel and tourism in Africa is booming, growing 5,6 percent in 2018 compared to the global average of 3,9 percent and the broader African economy rate of 3,2 percent. This places Africa as the second-fastest growing tourism region behind only Asia-Pacific.

Travel and tourism in Kenya grew faster than the regional average and significantly above other economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research from the World Travel & Tourism Council.


The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) welocmed Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO), as its newest member and the first destination partner from Africa.


The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released its annual Cities Report at the WTTC Asia Leaders Forum in Macau, SAR. The Report covers 72 of the world’s most important tourism cities, which together generated over USD625 billion contribution to GDP in 2017 (24,3 percent of global Travel & Tourism GDP).

Egypt has been named as the second fastest growing tourism destination this year, having welcomed 5.26 million visitors to date, a 51 percent jump year-on-year.

Gloria Guevara Manzo has taken on the positions of president and CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council, where she will be instrumental in leading the organisation into its next phase of development.

According to new research by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), nearly one in 10 of all tourism investment US dollars will go into Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries over the next 10 years.