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Tourism is the mainstay for many African economies, it supports thousands of local jobs. When Ebola made headlines last year, it affected the tourism industry throughout Africa - even in South Africa, Kenya and Botswana - literally thousands of miles away. People in London and Paris lived closer to the outbreak than Tanzanians or Zambians. If you combine the USA, China, India, Europe and Japan – they all fit into Africa. In fact the USA fits into the African continent three times! The tourism sector has still not bounced back from the "Ebola Scare" and this means thousands of jobs lost, and also leaves wildlife in increasing peril from poachers (and American hunters).
TRAVEL FACTS UPDATE ABOUT AFRICA
Did you know?
The world's second-largest continent after Asia, Africa is attached to Asia at its northeast Sinai corner by the 70-km wide Suez Canal
There are 54 countries in Africa, and a couple of disputed territories ( Western Sahara, Somaliland and Sahrawi Republic). 48 states are on the continent itself, while six are island nations>
Sudan is the largest country by area, with South Sudan Africa's newest country since achieving its independence on July 9,2011.
The smallest country in Africa is the Seychelles, its 453 square kilometres, but Gambia is the smallest of the African States on the mainland, with an area of 11,300 square kilometres.
Africa is the same length as its width. It measures approximately 7,500 km from South to North as well as from East to West.
The Sahara desert is over 10.4 million square kilometres and expands southwards at roughly 0.8 km a month
The highest mountain in Africa is Mount kilimanjaro in Tanzania, a dormant volcano.
The largest lake in Africa and the world's second largest fresh water lake is Lake Victoria which covers an area of 69,490 square kilometres.
The Nile is the longest river in the world, at 6,670 km long it winds from Uganda to Ethiopia, flowing through a total of nine countries. The Nile River touches Ethiopia, Zaire, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan, as well as Egypt.
The Namib Desert is the world's oldest, and the only desert in Africa where you can find elephant, lions, giraffes and rhinos.
Namibia's fish river canyon is the second-largest in the world.
Africa is the richest continent in terms of natural resources.
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CCA, the leading U.S. business association focused on African business and investment, acquired ATA in January 2016. The Africa Travel Association (ATA), a division of Corporate Council on Africa, is the leading global trade association promoting travel and tourism to Africa and strengthening intra-Africa partnerships. Established in 1975, ATA serves both the public and private sectors of the international travel and tourism industry. ATA membership comprises African governments, their tourism ministers, tourism bureaus and boards, airlines, cruise lines, hotels, resorts, front-line travel sellers and providers, tour operators and travel agents, and affiliate industries. ATA partners with the African Union Commission (AU) to promote the sustainable development of tourism to and across Africa. ATA’s annual events in the USA and across Africa bring together industry leaders to shape Africa’s tourism agenda and to stay up-to-date on Africa’s latest tourism trends, issues and products.
For more information about ATA, visit http://www.africatravelassociation.org.