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Africa

The discussion in this chapter is limited to sub-Saharan Africa (Africa south of the Sahara), and the term ‘tourism’ is used to include travel, tourism, hospitality and directly related industries. The focus of the discussion will be on international tourism since data on domestic tourism in Africa are almost non-existent. In general, domestic tourism tends to account for as much as 90% of the total for the industry (both domestic and international) in industrialized countries. As such, it should play a significant role in Africa’s economic development as living standards improve, disposable incomes expand, the industry is developed, and residents are encouraged to participate in domestic tourism activities.