Tunisia hopes for a tourism recovery in 2017

Published on : Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tunisia hopes for a tourismIn 2017, number of tourists traveling to Tunisia is expected to go up by about 30%, after two years of sharp drops due to militant attacks on foreign visitors. The tourism sector of Tunisia has been struggling to recover since 2015 as an aftermath of two major attacks: the first at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis and the second on a beach in the resort city of Sousse. Following the Sousse attack, many European tour companies and cruise operators cancelled their operations.

Now Tunisia is hoping for a recovery and comeback in the tourism sector after trying to improve security around its tourist sites over the past two years. According to Ridha Saidi, an economic advisor to the prime minister of Tunisia, “This year we expect the number of foreign tourists will grow by 30 percent compared to last year and will reach at least 6.5 million tourists, after a major decline in the two past years.” Hotel booking rates are on a rise for this year’s summer, especially from Russian tourists. Tourism accounts for 8% of Tunisia’s GDP and is a vital source of foreign currency and employment.


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