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Country Report Mali

  • Published: March 2014
  • Region: Mali
  • 25 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit

The hotel industry has seen considerable growth in Africa throughout 2013, and with 2014 expected to be another lucrative year for the tourism industry on the continent, further hotel expansion is likely. This expansion will be supported by both international and regional investors keen to increase their operations across a number of countries.

2013 was an exceptional year for international tourism: the UN World Tourism Barometer reported 5% growth in international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) worldwide, and 6% expansion in Africa. Further strong growth is expected in 2014-the UN World Tourism Organisation forecasts expansion of between 4% and 6% in Africa-and the global hotel industry will seek to capitalise on this, and invest heavily in the region. Views on how to approach regional hotel expansion contrast as differences in infrastructure, legal systems and political and economic situations vary country by country. But regardless of the number of challenges to development, investors are keen to participate in this emerging success story.

Africa witnessed an increase of 23% in hotel chain development pipelines in 2013, taking the number of planned hotel rooms READ MORE >

Country Report Mali

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