Tourist flow slightly on the rise in the Great Isle26/04/2010 | 16:15:15
The number of tourists having made for Madagascar has enjoyed a plus 20% increase during the first four months of the year, compared to the same period in 2009.
Professionals are recovering hope anew although nothing is yet to be held for granted.
The hotel rooms booking rate is now fluctuating between 30% and 50%, a poor score for tourism operators. So much more is being required for long term expections.
The sector's fragility is no more denied. Since 2009, the political crisis has been taking a significant toll from tourism professionals. Many hotels have been pushed to lay workers off or to shut doors.
The road to the South East happens to be praised like not many other ones by travelers. Over the latest years to this day, restoration work has been making the access to this particular region of the island much easy. When hitting the National Road 12, an exploration of a place named Faraony is definitely worth the stop.[See]
Located 140 miles away from the capital city is the compulsory stopover of Antsampanana to whoever hits the road towards the eastern part of the Great Isle. Travelers get a warm welcome from Antsampanana's traditional restaurants famed across the island for the ales on their set meals. The small town of Antsampanana still has another card up its sleeve, namely a rich stock of exotic fruits.[See]
It takes no longer than a single hour on the road towards the East of the capital city to reach Mandraka, one of the few central lands' places which preserved its original beauty with success. Not many tricky tracks up to there, only drive on the 2nd National Road towards the eastern Toamasina city to avoid any off target landing[See]