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 remnants of the Malagasy capital city's peculiar ancient architecture are best reflected by four Protestant temples protruding from the city's heights. And every passing year seem to make them more curious than ever before.[See]
The tourism oriented island of Nosy Be, in the north of Madagascar, is willing to recover its stained reputation, seriously tarnished by the execution of two French citizens on the beach of Ambatoloaka in 2013. The event took its toll on several professionals making their living from tourism[See]
One single week in Mahajanga is too long enough to get oneself in: the local customs cannot be resisted. The main attraction: going for a walk by the sea in the early evening . Every evening, the seaside, not too far away from the harbor, teems with a large number of locals, holiday makers and travelling foreigners. By twilight time, all these people of all ages spontaneously make for the beach and meet with friends and relatives by the sea. The extraordinarily fresh sea breeze sees to it that the next hours become unforgettable. On the seaside promenade in Mahajanga, even the Grumpy Cat would recall how relieving and reviving a smile actually is.[See]
King Solomon's temple was wrought of gold. Did Hebrews really make their way as far up as to this Great Isle to collect it? The mystery of Alakamisy Ambohimaha has not yet revealed all its secrets.[See]