Sometimes you must stunt like a gentleman that you are.
I was born 29 years ago in a country full of very sane people who do not like complicated stuff.I have been blessed enough to meet some amazing people who have tolerated my dose of insanity. Well its not insanity as the real insanity but maybe my brain just works differently. And we all know that if you are in a group of standard people but only you hold different perspectives, chances are you will be termed insane. Good example is Wonderful Wonder Mkhutche. 😂 (Just a joke that is true).
Tourists buying fruits and vegetables from a local market. Photo credit: Uwawuke Bicycle Tours.
With 1 billion tourist arrivals, a number equivalent to the populations of Europe, USA, Mexico, and Panamá combined. Accounting for more than US$7.2 trillion (9.8% of global GDP) In 2015, as total contribution from travel & tourism to global GDP, tourism has all but established itself as one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.
In Malawi a total visitor arrivals were at 804,000 (NSO). Aggregate receipts at K221 billion, 7.2% of GDP while created 446,500 jobs representing 6.2 % of all jobs in Malawi. As a young Malawian person, I perceive tourism as an opportunity for job creation, enterprises development, economic diversification and a great means for protecting our cultures and the environment that our nation is so proud of.
The adult literacy class poses for a photo with the bloggers and UNICEF Team.
Mangochi, the lake side district in Malawi, synonymous for its beautiful lake and rich history. By the mention of this name, one thing comes to mind and it is usually not girls education or children's rights, but tourism. This is where I found myself in the just ended week. And it was not for the merriment of the beautiful sunrise and sunsets or an adventurous swim, kayaking and boat rides on the lake of stars, it was for a mission to learn more of what I always thought I already knew. Guess what? I was wrong.
Dennis Imaan is a Global Citizen born and currently staying in Malawi. He loves to share his experiences and lessons with others. Travel, Tourism, Innovations, Media and Youth development are close to his heart.