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Tourism Policy and Economics


In April 2007, Sidiki Konaté from the former Forces Nouvelles, is appointed Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts in the Soro I Government. For the first time, the State has just entrusted the mission to promote the image of the Côte d Ivory tourism. One of the priorities of the mandate of Laurent Gbagbo and Guillaume Soro was to improve the image of Côte d'Ivoire and to eliminate the negative ideas received from the politico-military crisis3. The recent civil war of 2010-2011 has reinforced the considerably negative image of a country in disorder. Alassane Ouattara is, in turn, the rehabilitation of the image of Côte d'Ivoire among tourists and businessmen a priority. Many hotel and infrastructure projects are being resumed and others completed, but without achieving good security in the whole country (in 2012).


The tourist industry in Côte d'Ivoire is struggling to find a place. Indeed, in a dual economic system, and unevenly exploited, the tourism sector is struggling to flourish today, either because of the perception of tourism by the population, or because of lack of financial means to develop this sector. Thus, the State is obliged to implement the policies it deems necessary for the contribution of this sector to the Ivorian economy.

Health tourism

Cote d'Ivoire has 520 km of coastline bordering the Atlantic Ocean: sandy beaches, coconut trees, coves, cliffs, lagoons for swimming, surfing, sport fishing, water sports, sailing. The cities of Grand-Bassam, Assinie or Sassandra are the main seaside tourist destinations. In addition, cities such as San Pédro with the sumptuous beach of Monogaga and Grand-Béréby which owes its popularity to the sublime bay named "The Bay of Mermaids ".


The country has many national parks and nearly 300 nature reserves that offer a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes from north to south. Since 1996, the Ivorian government has been managing a project to protect wild areas in Côte d'Ivoire. In addition to these, it is necessary to add the sites and curiosities offered by Ivorian villages. However their sacredness makes their development and their provision to the general public very delicate.

Traditional and religious tourism

A traditional tourism that can easily be complemented with cultural tourism: the Ivorian population is a mosaic of more than sixty ethnic groups representing as many beliefs, languages, traditions and crafts. In Yamoussoukro is the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, whose dome is larger than that of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The north of the country, mostly Muslim, also has many secular mosques.

Business Tourism

Centers and complexes equipped are available to accommodate all persons passing through a professional setting at conferences, conventions, seminars. The most affected cities are Abidjan and Yamoussoukro. They have a very strong economic activity.

In this tourist offer The hotel Ivoire located in the center of the economic capital in the district of Cocody it is separated from the administrative commune Le Plateau by the Lagoon Ébrié. It offers a prestigious room with more than 1650 seats with advanced technology. The presence of National Societies and the representation of companies, international organizations nearby


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