Africa

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Experts Analyzed Travel Patterns to Predict Zika’s Next Landing Spots

Maria Cheng, Associated Press

As Zika outbreaks hit parts of Florida and Singapore, experts are predicting that the next stops could be China, India and Nigeria. These are just predictions, though, because Zika has been around for decades and populations may have already developed immunity to the disease.

6 months ago

The Best Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers in 2016

The Best Travel Destinations for Wine Lovers in 2016

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg

Cheers to this oenophile travel wish list.

7 months ago

Tiny Comoros Islands Dreams of Big Tourism, Again

Tiny Comoros Islands Dreams of Big Tourism, Again

Kervin Victor, Bloomberg

Comoros has gone through decades of political upheaval, post-independence from France in 1975, and has dreamt big many times since on building its tourism industry, to little effect. Without accessibility and infrastructure, it's hard to see how it will be different this time.

8 months ago

Tunisia’s Tourism Industry Sees Double-Digit Drop Following Attacks

Tunisia’s Tourism Industry Sees Double-Digit Drop Following Attacks

Zohra Bensemra, Reuters

Considering that these numbers are from a government agency that doesn't want people to panic, we imagine the real numbers are even less inspiring.

8 months ago

Mauritius Seeks More Visitors From Growing African Middle Class

Mauritius Seeks More Visitors From Growing African Middle Class

Kervin Victor, Bloomberg

Today, only about 22 percent of visitors to Mauritius come from Africa. But with a growing middle class on the continent, Mauritius tourism officials say they want to attract more African visitors, including new ones from Nigeria.

8 months ago

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Big Game Hunting Tourists Trumpet Their Contributions to African Economies

Kevin Crowley, Bloomberg

We found it very hard to get too upset about Cecil, but we think that hunting tourism is a simplistic, narrow-minded practice that appeals to the worst instincts in people and reduces African destinations to outdated cliches.

9 months ago

Cincinnati Zoo Incident Sparks Conversation About Gorilla Tourism in Africa

Cincinnati Zoo Incident Sparks Conversation About Gorilla Tourism in Africa

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press

Seeing a gorilla in its natural habitat in Rwanda, for example, is more realistic than observing one at a zoo exhibit. Though as long as tourists insist on getting too close, a natural habitat becomes less comfortable for the animals.

9 months ago

15 Die in Extremist Siege of Hotel in Somalia

15 Die in Extremist Siege of Hotel in Somalia

Abdi Guled, Associated Press

9 months ago

United Cancels Its Only Flight to Africa

United Cancels Its Only Flight to Africa

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

United Airlines has cancelled its route to Nigeria now that the country's oil business is reeling.

9 months ago

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Says EgyptAir Crash Shouldn’t Impact Tourism

Egypt’s Tourism Minister Says EgyptAir Crash Shouldn’t Impact Tourism

Salma El Wardany and Ahmed Feteha, Bloomberg

Unfortunately, he's kidding himself.

9 months ago

Tracing the Path of EgyptAir Flight 804 in Days Before Crash

Tracing the Path of EgyptAir Flight 804 in Days Before Crash

Associated Press

9 months ago

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

If trends persist, expect Spain and Portugal to post record tourism numbers for 2016.

9 months ago