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Morocco was the only African country to receive more than 10 million international tourists in 2015, according to the 2017 report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on the tourism sector in Africa, presented on Wednesday in Addis Ababa.

Morocco is the leading African tourist destination with 10,177 million tourists, followed by Egypt (9,139 million), South Africa (8,904 million) and Tunisia (5,359 million), according to the UNCTAD report, entitled "Tourism for Transformative and Inclusive Growth" and presented during a press conference at the headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

During the 2011-2014 period, Egypt (9.9 million), Morocco (9.8 million), South Africa (9.2 million) and Tunisia (6.8 million) recorded the largest number of international tourist arrivals, the report noted, adding that these four countries accounted for 64% of all international tourist arrivals in Africa.

Since 2015, the tourism sector has grown strongly, according to the authors of the report, pointing out that the number of tourist arrivals on the continent has doubled from 24 million in 1995-1998 to 48 million in 2005-2008, to reach 56 million in 2011-2014.