Africa

Below is a list of non-academic publications (such as newspaper articles and news reports) describing steps destinations have taken to reduce negative visitor harassment.

AFRICA (NORTHERN)

EGYPT: Egypt may impose hefty fines on tourist harassers

By Menna A. Farouk
Published: May 22, 2017

Egypt has drafted a bill that would impose hefty fines on people who harass tourists as part of efforts aimed at attracting additional tourists to Egypt and reinvigorating the country’s struggling tourism industry.....more

EGYPT: Pyramid revamp fences out hawkers 

By BBC News
Published: August 12, 2008

Egypt's famous Giza Pyramids are being given a £14m ($27m) makeover, starting with a state-of-the art security fence to stop hawkers harassing tourists.  Visitors to the World Heritage site have for years had to fend off persistent peddlers, offering camel rides and trinkets……more

AFRICA (SUB-SAHARAN)

KENYA: Balala calls for laws to minimize tourist harassment

By Mathias Ringa
Published: January 14, 2016

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has asked Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale and Lamu County authorities to formulate laws that would regulate activities at beaches to curb the harassment of tourists………more

TANZANIA: Tourism board warns guides over harassment of visitors

By Patty Magubira
Published: May 19, 2014 

Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) has admonished tour guides in the northern circuit who demand tips crudely from tourists, saying the behavior taints their image and that of the country…….more

KENYA: Beach hawkers blot Kenya’s image as tourist destination

By Paul Wafula
Published: April 25, 2011

As the warm weather beckons tourists to the Kenyan coast on their arrival, most visitors are convinced they chose the right holiday destination......more

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