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Cameroon among the 17 most affordable tourist destinations in Africa, according to the World Economic Forum

Cameroon among the 17 most affordable tourist destinations in Africa, according to the World Economic Forum
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(Business in Cameroon) - Based on the 2017 edition of the global tourism competitiveness index recently published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Cameroon is among the 17 African tourist destinations with the most competitive prices. Cameroon indeed appears in the 15th spot in Africa and is ranked 58th at the global level.

At the CEMAC level, as is the case with several global rankings for some years now, Cameroon dubbed “Miniature Africa” due to the diversity of its tourism attractions, is once again outranked by Gabon, (who is also ahead of giants such as Morocco and South Africa), ranked 5th most affordable African tourism destination in 2017, and 25th at the global level.

Egypt (2nd worldwide), Algeria (4th globally), Tunisia (9th at the global level) and Botswana (13th worldwide) dominate this ranking at the African level (refer to below ranking).

Price level is one of the 14 indicators used to generate the worldwide tourism competitiveness index, which also takes into account parameters such as security, health and hygiene, cultural openness, use and development of natural resources, the tourism marketing, roads and airports.

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Ranking of African tourist destinations with the most competitive prices in Africa

1-Egypt (2nd worldwide)

2-Algeria (4th)

3-Tunisia (9th)

4-Botswana (13th)

5-Gabon (25th)

6-Namibia (30th)

7-Tanzania (34th)

8-Gambia (36th)

9-South Africa (43t)

10-Morocco (47th)

11-Cape Verde (49th)

12- Zimbabwe (53rd)

13-Madagascar (55th)

14-Lesotho (57th)

15-Cameroon (58th)

16-Mali (59th)

17-Uganda (60th)

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