Best Destinations in the World – Travellers’ Choice Awards- Where thou at Africa?

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Top 25 Destinations — World

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Arcadia Lodges Uganda

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Well.. This is your gateway to the natural wonders of Uganda.

There’s one at Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale and another at Lake Mburo, Mbarara.

Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale.

What to expect :

You are received with a very personal touch and a smile.

Their facilities include top of the range service cast in the best scenery in the world.

Activities :

Bunyonyi bird watching ,Scenic walks, boat ride on the famed lake bunyonyi, Quad bikes along the Bunyonyi terrain.

Location :

The cottages are majestically set on a hillside in extensive gardens stretching over a 14 acre area, overlooking Lake Bunyonyi and a very clear view of 26 of 36 scenic islands. They are designed to provide the client with a uniquely tranquil and serene atmosphere.

Rooms:

All their rooms are self contained and provide a lovely view of the lake from all windows. They too have reliable internet accessibility.

There’s a…

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Nanyuki makes it to the ” 10 Favorite Hotels And Resorts Of The Year 2017” by Forbes Magazine

Best place to live in Nanyuki

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For the last several years, Forbes.com has been doing round-ups of the Travel Year in Review for Best Hotels, 10 best destinations in the whole world and the Best & Worst of Aviation.

In a publication titled ”My 10 Favorite Hotels And Resorts Of The Year 2017” by Larry Olmsted of Forbes Magazine, sandwiched among world’s best hotels and destinations, Ol Jogi Ranch in Nanyuki emerges as one of the top favorite spots in 2017.(See the links below)

ol-jogi-nanyuki Ol Jogi Ranch

This is what Forbes says about Ol Jogi ,”This just might be the single best place you can stay in the world – really! An African estate that is run private island-style and rented out exclusively to just a single party at a time, whether its 2 or 25 guests, there is absolutely nothing in the lodging world that can touch Ol Jogi.

In yet another publication on 2nd…

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Africa overtakes Japan and Australia as the most preferred destination by Chinese travelers, A TravelZoo Survey

Travelzoo® , a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, is forecasting the largest popularity growth of Africa in 2018 among avid Chinese travelers, according to the results of the latest Travelzoo Travel Trends Survey.

The survey shows a record high number of Chinese respondents, more than 60 per cent, who plan to travel in-depth in 2018. “In-depth travels” is a term used by travel websites in China to describe the type of trips that involve more unconventional journeys beyond the typical tourist experience.

For the very first time, Africa moved up to first place as the top in-depth travel destination Chinese travelers hope to visit in 2018, dethroning the ever-popular Japan and Australia.

Among the destinations in Africa, Travelzoo’s Chinese members are most interested in Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar and Tanzania, according to Travelzoo’s website statistics.

Travelzoo deal experts say the rapid growth in popularity in exotic destinations such as Morocco and Tunisia is largely due to relaxation of visa requirements for Chinese nationals.

Chinese passport holders have been granted visa-free access to visit Morocco since June 2016 and Tunisia since February 2017, and visa-on-arrival access to enter Tanzania and Egypt.

There was a 378% year-over-year growth in Chinese arrivals in Morocco and 240% in Tunisia during the six months after the easing of visa requirements, which pushed Morocco to first place and Tunisia third as the destinations that enjoyed the greatest growth in Chinese visitors.

Furthermore, the survey showed a 25% increase in the number of Travelzoo members in China who plan to take five or more overseas holidays in 2018. Travelzoo’s statistics show the click-through rates of Morocco deals have increased 20% since the visa-free Morocco access was announced.

“Travelzoo members like to explore the less-traveled destinations and have immersive local experiences,” comments Yoyo Huang, Associate Publisher at Travelzoo in China. “These Travelzoo members become influencers for their friends and family when they seek travel suggestions. Now that the major visa restrictions were lifted, our members are definitely keen on Africa and their friends will follow. 2018 is about time that Africa took off and continued to grow in popularity throughout the year.”

Beach holidays still top the activities Chinese travelers are interested in, followed by food and wine. Third place, however, was taken by historic attractions, rising from fifth spot last year.

Cruises climbed to seventh place from tenth and photography tours appeared in the top 10 the first time. Otherwise, shopping dropped out of the top 10 activities for the first time and sightseeing also fell from ninth spot to last.

“The days when Chinese tourists were entertained by merely sightseeing and shopping are long gone,” adds Huang, “the middle class in China are now seeking unforgettable experiences at their own pace when they travel. The destinations that offer rich culture and nature should expect many more Chinese visitors, so we’re confident in our prediction that 2018 will see Africa secure its place as the fastest-growing popular destination among avid Chinese travelers.”

Additionally, the survey revealed that the U.S.—one of the top five destinations of all time for Chinese travelers—fell from the third place to fifth this year while Japan and Australia remain number one and two. The U.K. retains the fourth spot, while no other Western European country made it into the top 10 this year.

www.travelzoo.com

Article as reflected on https://africabusinesscommunities.com/africadata/africa-overtakes-japan-and-australia-as-the-most-preferred-destination-by-chinese-travelers-travelzoo-survey/