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Tourism: Why are Africans so disinterested in exploring Africa?

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Many Africans are more keen on travelling out to Europe than exploring their continent. Here’s why they are doing that.

The continent is rich in culture and tourism potential. However, why are Africans so disinterested in exploring Africa?

Africa has its many delirious fans but only about forty percent of these fans come from the continent itself. For many Africans, the idea of travel or vacation involves shopping in Dubai or posing in front of the Eiffel tower in France.

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Press Release for 2017, Four out of 10 international tourists in Africa originate from within the continent, rising from 34.4 per cent in 2010 to 40.3 per cent in 2013. In Northern Africa, 2 out of 10 international tourists come from within the continent; in sub-Saharan Africa the figure is about 2 out of 3.

With tourism in Africa on a steady rise, these statistics don’t seem that encouraging. TINA Magazine published the tourism in Africa statistics of 2018 and countries like Morocco are recording as high as 11 million visitors.

So, why aren’t Africans interested in exploring Africa?
On September 15, Tolulope Saba asked this question on his Twitter page that had travel enthusiasts buzzing with answers. Many admitted that it is not a lack of interest, but a blend of issues associated with travelling through Africa as an African. Here are the top answers.

Source: pulse.ng

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