According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC),Africa is set to develop the world’s fastest-growing Travel & Tourism market over the next 10 years, alongside Asia-Pacific.
This will be the key message of David Scowsill, President & CEO of WTTC, in his key-note speech to aviation and travel industry leaders at the 21st World Route Development Forum at the Durban International Conference Centre (Durban ICC) in South Africa on 19 – 22 September.
Scowsill reports that the growth of Africa’sTravel & Tourism industry is on course to reach 4.9% for the sector’s direct contribution to GDP over the next decade, equalling the growth of the Asia-Pacific region. This unprecedented growth-rate underscores the strength of the region’s potential, compared to the estimated increase forecast for other regions of the world over the next decade. Of note in this respect are the Middle East 4.6%; the Americas 3.8%, Europe 2.8% and the overall worldwide growth at 3.9%.