African Safari Destinations are opening up their borders after months of Lockdowns and cessation of movement. Tourism has been hugely affected, contributing 90% of job loss in the continent, and close to 89% tourism income.
Among the many safari and tourism countries in Africa easing their travel restrictions and opening borders include Tanzania, Rwanda, Nambia, Egypt.
The travel and tourism industry in Egypt is one of the country’s leading economic sectors, generating about 389 billion Egyptian pounds for the GDP in 2018. About 88 percent of the direct travel and tourism contribution to Egypt derives from leisure spending compared to 12 percent of business spending.
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) revealed that Egypt’s tourism sector saw a remarkable 21 percent growth in 2019, welcoming 13.6 million visitors, according to a report released on January 20.
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