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Tourism in Africa expected to grow

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Experts at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa expect the hotel and tourism industry in Africa will grow.

Experts at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa expect the hotel and tourism industry in Africa will grow.

It was reported that inward international flights were recovering after being hit by the ebola outbreak, which had wiped out four years of strong growth. Moreover, the hotel sector reported significant expansion, as well as increased visitor numbers, boosted by demand from African business.

The report came from ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns. Its analysis showed there was an increase of 6.4% in international arrivals in September in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Flight bookings for the next six months suggest a sustained recovery. The data shows arrivals on-the-book (bookings for travel in future) from October 2015 to March 2016 are now running 4% ahead, compared with the same period last year.