Tourism in Mali

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Tourism in Mali is not well developed. About 90,000 tourists visit Mali every year. Development of the tourist industry is hindered by the country's inadequate transport infrastructure and a shortage of hotels for visitors. Mali hosted the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament in 2002. In preparation for this event, the government implemented a social development programme called "Mali 2002". The tourist industry benefited from this programme.[1]


  1. ^ Africa South of the Sahara 2004. Taylor & Francis Group, Routledge. 2003. p. 686. ISBN 1-85743-183-9.