If trends persist, expect Spain and Portugal to post record tourism numbers for 2016.
Last year's visa changes severely hurt South African tourism. A weak currency may be just what it needs to get people back.
To distinguish itself from its neighbors and revive lagging visitor numbers from Europe, Morocco is looking to attract more travelers from Russia and China with more convenient and affordable air routes.
Egypt doesn't have what it takes — that being a decent government — to assure visitors that it can protect them on land or in the air.
Many parts of Africa are in dire need of quality hotels and smart brands are making ambitious moves rather than playing it safe.
World Heritage status can hurt, too, if destinations don't plan properly. Eritrea's relative isolation could offer it the best of both worlds, though.
Thomas Cook doesn't make decisions like this lightly. It's a clear sign of the brand's dropping confidence in Egypt's leadership and the country's safety for package tourists.
Great news for Kenya, as well as its neighbors.