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African Travel Spend to Rise 24 Percent

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre, has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24 percent with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018.

The new passport will enable African travellers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa.

Travellers from four countries, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt were surveyed, with those having flown in the past 24 months saying they would spend 24 percent more with the introduction of the passport.

Dino Gelmetti, vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Airline Solutions, Sabre, said, "African airlines have a real opportunity to win the lion's share of bookings by addressing the pain points of travellers and going the extra mile to improve their experience."