Abidjan Cã´Te D'Ivoire Accor Hotel
If you're traveling to West Africa, this is a must - check out the city to find a vibrant night scene within 1,000 kilometers. The city of Abidjan is flourishing and is the economic power base of the region. Home to the second largest city in the world, the capital of Ivory Coast, it is one of Africa's most popular destinations and a major tourist destination.
While the economy and tourism continue to grow, the hotel industry in Ivory Coast is growing. The number of hotels rose from 2041 (2016) to 2531 (2017), with more than half of these hotels in Abidjan. Despite everything that happens, it still offers a lively nightlife and many other reasons to visit it.
In 2017, 52% of international travellers went to Ivory Coast for leisure, and Abidjan was the most popular destination of the year, with 45% of tourists, followed by the Ivory Coast capital, Gueckedou (35%), and the port city of Accra (31%). Data from the WTTC show that this sector created more than half of all tourism jobs in the country in 2017, of which 324,800 were direct jobs in tourism. The country also welcomed 774,000 business travellers, representing 52 per cent of the sector's revenue.
Abidjan borders the two largest cities in Ivory Coast, Gueckedou and Accra, and is home to the world's second largest population of 1.5 million people. It is located on the banks of the Niger River, north of Abidjin, the capital of Ghana and one of Africa's most populous cities.
As one of the leading producers of cocoa and other raw materials, Ivory Coast offers a variety of natural attractions, including beaches, forests and mangroves, which are rich in history and cultural heritage, as well as the ability to provide natural attractions such as beaches, forests and mangroves. If successful, it will further develop the country's infrastructure, especially inland, along its roads and airports, and diversify into other sectors such as tourism, agriculture, tourism and tourism management. There is really only one hotel in Abidjan, the Cotes - en - IVOire Accor Hotel.
To support this type of tourism, the Business City Abidjan project will build a 5,000-seat exhibition centre at Abidjan Airport and a new hotel and hotel complex in the city centre. With the hands - as planned - maintaining the strict security arrangements in Côte d'Ivoire and developing the country's infrastructure will be crucial to successfully attract a larger number of international tourists.
Domestic tourism is also on the rise: according to the Ivorian Ministry of Tourism, the number of travellers increased by 13.3% in 2017. The aim is to make the Ivory Coast the third largest tourist destination in the world, contributing 7.8% to GDP and directly employing 600,000 people by 2025. The aim is to attract more than 1.5 million tourists a year and make Abidjan one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa, with an annual growth rate of 3.2%, making it the second largest destination for international tourists in the country.
French accounted for 31% of all new arrivals in 2018, followed by Ivory Coast (20%) and Ivory Coast (22%).
The sector is driven by business tourism, which accounted for 35% of all travel and tourism expenditure in 2017, with leisure spending accounting for the remaining 28%. The high economic growth that began in 2012 and the decision to make Abidjan a destination for regional conferences have allowed business tourism to flourish, leading to a rapid development of the hotel industry. The next opportunity to prioritise tourism in the Ivory Coast's long-term economic development strategy will come in February 2020, when the first World Economic Forum (WEF) summit is held in Abidjan.
Since then, Côte d'Ivoire has hosted a number of high-profile international events, including the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the African Union (AU) summit, and there was a shortage of hotel rooms in 2017.
There are 11 foreign agencies and agencies that promote Côte d'Ivoire abroad, in the capital Abidjan and in other towns and municipalities in the country. But the number of rooms is not enough and the problem needs to be solved by larger hotel buildings, "he told OBG (see analysis). We have been hoping for a long time that our country will appear in the brochures of the tour operators, and I believe that it will happen soon, "he told OB Giorgos Kambayo, Director of the International Hotel Association of Ivory Coast (IHAC)." We will see, but we could achieve much more, "Jean-Pierre Gueckedou, Managing Director of Evasion Cotes d'Ivorire, told the OBg. The number of hotel rooms is still not sufficient, the analysis of the OBGs states.
Travel operators include International Rambo Transport (IRT), also known as Atanda Captain Transport and Laba Transport. It is also worth noting that other Nigerian travellers can get to Abidjan and the nearby West African capitals by bus, train or other public transport. UTB Transport or STC Transport are good recommendations for travelers traveling from Liberia or Togo to Nigeria, Ghana or Benin.