The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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That's not impossible. According toi WtO, arrivals to Tunisia and Morocco grew by 20% since last year, so Algeria's 12% rise is credible. Some confusion is created by putting expats and foreigners into the category of tourists.
Apart from that, 74000 foreign arrivals normally contains a large proportion of business visitors.
I investigated the WTO figures a couple of years ago when Tearfund published a map showing North Korea, Nigeria and Syria as major tourist destinations, whereas The Gambia, Namibia, The Seychelles, etc did not appear.
I discovered that the WTO figures are in fact the number of international arrivals. So they include all expatriates returning home (for whatever reason), business travellers, and all diplomats.
I copied the WTO statistics for Algeria 2000 into a spreadsheet, corrected some of the obvious errors (according to the WTO Libya is not in Africa), and recalculated the numbers removing nationals and people from neighbouring countries. This changed the number of business and tourist visits from 865,984 to 66,304. Clearly many of the remaining 66,304 were people working in the Oil & Gas industry, diplomats, etc. The actual number of foreign tourists in the year 2000 was probably about two or three thousand.
According to the WTO, North Korea has over 5,000,000 tourists! So Algeria has a lot of catching up to do.
I know it's not pertinent to Sahara exploration, but just to clarify the point of tourism statistics: WTO depends on the data supplied by governments who always tend to err on the high side.
The main problem WTO has is how to define "tourism". The number of people who visits a foreign country for a week or two, doing only sighseeing, spending big money at holiday resorts and having good time, would not justify the existence of the tourism industry, in Algeria and America alike.
From the industry's point of view the main reason for counting people as tourists is that visitors generate revenue because they need to buy things away from home.
So, WTO's definition is - a person visiting a foreign country for at least one day and night, regardless of the purpose of visit.
It's a different thing to count visitors to see which country is the most popular desitnation. However, from the country's economic point of view, one million backpackers will count as much as a few thousand business visitors staying at five star hotels.
Ex- pats may not be tourists because they don't come to do sightseeing (so they muddle the picture from the popularity contest point of view) but they also need to spend money, so why should they be excluded?
How safe is Algeria? i have heard that the south is definately worth seeing but you need to avoid the north. yet to get tyhe vis to the next country you have to go to tha capital dont you? and from what i have read on web sites not a safe place to be?
Generally, you are right. But Algerian officials imposed very strict limits for the south (travel limited to roads, no overnight stop in the dunes, etc.). Just wait and see, the Algerian Sahara isnt't running away.
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