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September 9, 2019 - Quartz Africa

Why Chinese are traveling to Africa, and why Africans are traveling to China - by Youyou Zhou

Direct airline flights between Africa and China have jumped over 600% in the past decade. Planes today are not only full of workers and traders seeking prosperity, but also short-term tourists and students, seeking leisure and knowledge.

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Outbound travelers from four major Asia Pacific markets accounted for close to one-fifth of global travel spending last year, highlighting the region’s burgeoning tourism appetite, according to a new report by financial services firm, Mastercard.

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North Korea has begun showing off some of its most famous tourist spots in a bid to attract visitors to the scenic, yet secretive and nuclear-armed nation, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

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July 5, 2019 - Skift

Are You Overlooking a $220 Billion Market? - by Raini Hamdi

By 2020, the global Muslim travel market is expected to be worth $220 billion, with the number of travelers rising to 158 million from 131 million in 2017, according to Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2018. And this market is becoming exciting for Asia and beyond. 

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July 4, 2019 - Skift

What the Western Media Gets Wrong About Sri Lanka Tourism - by Raini Hamdi

The Western media jumped on a 57 percent drop in arrivals to Sri Lanka in June. That’s only half the story and one that could cause consumers to postpone visits. The destination is actually on the mend.

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