In light of the recent events in Somalia where more than 300 people were killed and hundreds more seriously injured in the worst-ever attack the country has ever experienced, we take a look at tourism in the face of extremism.
As the world comes together to condemn this heinous act and offer support to the war torn country, we will focus on the positive steps Somalia has made over the years.
Somali tourism could be an oxymoron. The two rarely go hand in hand as it is currently considered a very dangerous country to visit. As a result, the governments of most developed nations advise their citizens to avoid all travel to the country.
Nonetheless, last month, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s added Somalia as its 157th member state. The Somali tourism industry is growing fast, which helps in job creation, cultural exchanges and economic growth that the country desperately needs right now.
Elayne Wangalwa explains more on this week’s travel segment.