Tourism in South Sudan

  • UNWTO: International tourism – strongest half-year results since 2010

    AFGHANISTAN, 2017/09/09 Destinations worldwide welcomed 598 million international tourists in the initial six months of 2017, some 36 million additional than in the same period of 2016. At 6%, increase was well above the trend of recent years, making the current January-June period the strongest half-year since 2010. Visitor numbers reported by destinations around the world reflect strong request for international travel in the initial half of 2017, according to the new UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Worldwide, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) increased by 6% compared to the same six-month period last year, well above the sustained and consistent trend of 4% or higher increase since 2010. This represents the strongest half-year in seven years.
  • International Arrivals To Africa Reach More Than 18 Million In 2017

    BOTSWANA, 2017/09/09 Market Research Company Euromonitor International revealed before this week the key trends shaping travel and tourism in Africa at the 41st Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. According to Euromonitor International’s new data, international arrivals to Africa grew by 6.5 % in 2017, to reach 18,550 million, up from 16,351 million in 2012. Key markets such as South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Mozambique, Cameroon, Mauritius and Tanzania accounted for 70 % of international trips to the Sub-Saharan African region.
  • South Sudan’s fledgling tourism and hospitality sector

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2014/02/17 South Sudan’s fledgling tourism and hospitality sector has taken a severe beating since the outbreak of factional violence across Africa’s youngest country as several email exchanges with stakeholders brought additional facts to light. While hotels in Juba have remained largely untouched and continue to enjoy some respectable occupancies, those in the hard fought over towns like Malakal and in particular Bor, but as well other towns, were faced with part of complete looting by combatants and several were in part of full destroyed, leaving their owners to wonder what misfortunes has befallen them as no insurance will cover these losses.
  • South Sudan government reshuffle sees split of wildlife conservation and tourism

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2013/08/12 The recent sacking of the South Sudan cabinet paved the way to reorganize the government and implement sharp cost saving measures by reducing the number of ministries to only 18, from before twice that number. In the process however it appears that the former Ministry of Wildlife Conservation and Tourism was split and its functions bundled with other departments. Wildlife Conservation is presently listed alongside Interior in one Ministry, while Tourism is combined with Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives, Rural Development and Animal Resources.