They may say that Madagascar is a fragile destination, but the evidence is there : the tourism balance sheet released in early 2017 shows an increase in the number of visitors. Beautiful curious island or country ?
the balance sheet
Certainly, in terms of performance, the Big Island is far behind Reunion and Mauritius, but it increased when one considers the number of visitors. About 280 000 Tourists have indeed walked the earth Malagasy 2016, making 15% more compared to the figures of the year 2015. It is especially the national parks that have received the most visits with an increase of 22% according to data provided by Madagascar National Parks. The increase in input prices in the protected areas have not stopped tourists to go there.
The events
Would not that the various international events organized in the country behind this increase in visitors ? - Without doubt, Yes, but this is also part of the attractions of the red island !
The International TourismFairqui ran from 2 the 4 June 2016 has allowed tourism professionals to exchange views on the Tourism in Madagascar. The entrance to the exhibition space of this fifth edition was paid. However, not less than 70% visitors do not skimp to buy their admission ticket. The number is higher than in previous editions where they had yet distributed free invitations. As for professional days, entries increased 58% in 2016 compared with the year that preceded, proving the increased interest of tourism professionals for B2B meetings focused on Madagascar.
As the sixteenth summit of the Francophonie 22 the 27 November 2016, it allowed the heads of state of French-speaking countries around the world to see up close the realities of this country curious what the Big Island.
Impacts of events 2016
Since 17 November 2016, South African chain promotes SABC2 destination Madagascar especially its tourist cities and idyllic corners through the documentary program Voetspore.
An ecolodge more is being built on one of the islands around Madagascar. The media such as The Telegraph, Jetsetter, Bloomberg and The Financial Times already talking. This is the luxury of ecolodge NosyAnkao who, before the end of construction, is already ranked among the destinations trends of the year 2017 !
… And the list is not exhaustive.