Africa to become big travel destination
An increasing number of Brits could take trips to Africa, if predictions from FCm are anything to go by.
The firm forecast that Africa and the Middle East are set to become big destinations for corporate travel as business people start to do more deals in countries like South Africa.
"Our expansion into Africa will leverage the benefits of increasing commercial engagement with Africa from corporate clients from places such as Australia, Middle East and the US," explained FCm global brand leader Gregory Lording.
He added that Australian firms alone have more than 220 mining and resource operations in 42 African nations, with the continent now being viewed as an area of great opportunity.
Of course, this is something leisure and adventure travel fans have known for years, with safaris traditionally providing intrepid holidaymakers with a buzz from seeing wild beasts in their natural territory.
However, many people are finding that a single safari holiday does not offer nearly enough adventure or value for money and are instead taking longer overland adventure tours incorporating a number of African nations over a length of time.
Travellers can choose between relaxing stays in hotels and campsites located in natural beauty spots or more challenging adventures.
The really brave could take on the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, where they can take in the sunrise from the highest point in the entire continent.
If trekking up a mountain seems too much like hard work there are countless wonders to behold in Africa and knowing where to look is key to discovering the best of them.
From Morocco's Marrakech and Atlas Mountains in the north of the continent, to South Africa's Cape Town and Table Mountain in the south, there are literally thousands of things to see and do across this vast and exciting continent for those who are adventurous enough to explore it.