• Short Summary

    THE IVORY COAST -- AS ANXIOUS AS ANY COUNTRY TO BUILD UP A LUCRATIVE TOURIST INDUSTRY -- WELCOMED 580 WEST GERMAN TOURISTS TO ABIDJAN FOR A ONE-DAY STAY RECENTLY.

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    THE IVORY COAST -- AS ANXIOUS AS ANY COUNTRY TO BUILD UP A LUCRATIVE TOURIST INDUSTRY -- WELCOMED 580 WEST GERMAN TOURISTS TO ABIDJAN FOR A ONE-DAY STAY RECENTLY. THE TOURISTS ARRIVED ON THE LINER "HANSEATIC" OF THE DEUTSCHE ATLANTIC LINE AND LEFT AGAIN THAT NIGHT.

    THE TOURISTS ARRIVED ON A WINTER CRUISE FROM HAMBURG, NOW HOMEWARD BOUND. AT THE ABIDJAN DOCKSIDE, THEY GOT OUT THEIR CAMERAS AND HAD A GREAT TIME TAKING PICTURES OF FOLK BANDS AND DANCERS WHO CAME OUT TO GREET THEM.

    COASTAL WOMEN, SOME WITH BABIES, ON THEIR BACKS, WERE ONLY TOO PLEASED TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR DANCE RHYTHMS, AND THERE WERE EVEN A COUPLE OF STILT-WALKERS HELPING TO GIVE A CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE TO THE OCCASION. AIR-CONDITIONED BUSES THEN TOOK THE TOURISTS INTO TOWN, WHERE THEY HAD MORE FUN BUYING SOUVENIRS AND HAGGLING FOR BARGAINS.

    (THE 30,000-TON HANSEATIC FORMERLY BELONGED TO THE CANADIAN PACIFIC FLEET AND WAS BUILT IN SCOTLAND 36 YEARS AGO. SHE WAS IN THE NEWS IN SEPTEMBER 1966 WHEN SHE CAUGHT FIRE AT HER BERTH IN NEW YORK HARBOUR AND DAMAGE WAS ESTIMATED AT NEARLY GBP358,000 STERLING).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA11P5XU049QKA2LYOX2RB237AJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA11P5XU049QKA2LYOX2RB237AJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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