AFRICA: Hotel Business Picks Up

It was easy last week to get a French colonial tourist visa on your Danish, Dutch or even German passport. The best of Vichy contacts would not get one for U.S. citizens or British subjects.

So hotel men in Bizerte, Dakar, Casablanca brushed up their German, grinned with short-sighted satisfaction as their rooms filled up with men who paid their bills, made no complaints, ate early breakfasts and disappeared all day.

Kept uninformed by Vichy censorship, the businessmen of French West Africa, Morocco and Algiers had little basis for comparison of their boom with recent booms in Oslo, Sofia, Bucharest, where tourism...

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