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.
Ampamarinana, one among the Four Protestant Temples built on the capital city's heights, stands where the first Christian believers prosecuted by the royal ruling power by then, were thrown off the cliff.[See]
A place like the commune of Ambohimanga distinguishes at best the central highlands of Madagascar. He, who has a short stay in Antananarivo city and a shadow of interest into its culture, must pay a visit to this place, some 12 miles away to the north of the capital city.[See]
Built up several decades ago, the national road number 12 section stretching between the cities of Farafangana and Vangaindrano, in the south eastern part of Madagascar, is still in a decent enough estate to allow a mostly enjoyable trip .[See]
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]