The data supports calls from many people objecting to immediate travel restrictions imposed on travel to and from these African countries.
Holiday travel will increase by 34 percent in 2021 compared to 2020 according to Allianz Partners USA's Top 10 Holiday Destinations survey.
Innovation, youth empowerment and tourism and rural development took centre stage at the 24 UNWTO General Assembly in Madrid.
The Member States of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have strongly aligned themselves behind its leadership and vision for the sector.
The introduction of mandatory Covid PCR tests for everyone arriving in the UK has been described as a “huge blow” for the travel industry.
US President Joe Biden has called the Omicron Covid-19 variant a "cause for concern, not a cause for panic" a day after it was detected in North America.