Tunisia

  • Tunisia suffers huge loss due to pandemic

    Published on : Monday, January 11, 2021

    Owing to the pandemic travel and tourism suffered immense loss and Tunisia tourism was no exception. It experienced a steep fall from $746 million in 2019 to some 65% drop in 2020 due to the lockdown and travel restrictions imposed …

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  • Tunisia’s tourism revenue declines by 65% in 2020 compared to 2019

    Published on : Saturday, January 9, 2021

    Tunisia’s tourism revenue declined by 65% in 2020 compared to 2019, to around $746 million, as per official figures, as the Covid-19 pandemic has harshly affected the country’s economy. In 2020, the number of visitors slumped by 78%, as western …

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  • Tunisia announces financial aid to revive devastated tourism sector

    Published on : Friday, November 20, 2020

    The second wave of the Covid-19 swept away all hopes of a resumption of travellers’ arrivals in the countries deserted by tourists, such as Tunisia where the sector represents about 14 per cent of Tunisian GDP. The Tunisian government announced …

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  • Tunisia declared series of measures to soften the negative impact on tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    Tunisia has recently declared series of measures to soften the negative impact on tourism industry. This measure will limit the destructive effect of restrictions imposed to control virus spread on the crucial sector. Tourism Minister Habib Ammar emphasizes the ill …

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  • Tunisia-Libya border reopens after seven months of closure

    Published on : Monday, November 16, 2020

    Libyan authorities recently announced that the country has decided to reopen its border crossing with Tunisia after nearly seven months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the countries have also mentioned that besides the border reopening, flight services …

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  • Tunisia welcomes tourists but keeps its borders closed!

    Published on : Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Tunisia beaches are witnessing tourists after charter flights restarted their services to the North African country after a break of three months or more due to the pandemic. Late last week, around 155 mask-clad vacationers from France, Germany and Luxembourg …

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  • Tunisia reopens tourism with safety measures

    Published on : Thursday, July 9, 2020

    After months of closure, Tunisia finally reopened its international land, sea, and air borders on June 27 and is planning to recover the tourism sector.

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  • Tunisia’s economy to shrink by up to 4.3 per cent

    Published on : Friday, April 17, 2020

      An official document showed that  Tunisia’s vital tourism sector could lose $1.4 billion and 400,000 jobs this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The country seeks a loan guarantee from bilateral partners to issue sovereign bonds this year. Tunisia’s …

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  • Tunisia’s tourism at major risk; government seeks loan guarantee

    Published on : Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Tourism is one of the biggest contributors to Tunisia’s economy. Unfortunately in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the tourism sector has been harshly affected, similar to the rest of the world. According to official reports, the Tunisian tourism sector is …

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  • Tunisia surpasses goals regarding tourists visiting the country in 2019

    Published on : Tuesday, January 21, 2020

    Tunisia surpassed goals concerning number of tourists visiting the country in 2019.   Figures from the tourism sector brought in optimism in an otherwise glum economy.   Official government data stated that tourism-related revenues in 2019 exceeded expectations although there …

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  • Tunisia witnesses increase in tourists

    Published on : Tuesday, December 24, 2019

    Around 9,030,000 tourists visited Tunisia from Jan. 1 to Dec. 10, marking an increase of 14.1 percent compared to the same period last year, said the Tunisian tourism minister.   “The number will reach 9,550,000 by the end of this …

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  • Tunisia Tourism: About 9,030,000 tourists visited the country in 2019

    Published on : Saturday, December 21, 2019

    About 9,030,000 tourists visited Tunisia from January 1 to December 10, an increase of 14.1 percent compared to the same period in 2018, said the Tunisian tourism minister on Friday. Rene Trabelsi said that the number will reach 9,550,000 by …

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  • Until July this year, Tunisia welcomed about 5.5 mln tourists

    Published on : Thursday, August 29, 2019

    Till the end of July this year, Tunisia has succeeded in greeting about 5.5 million tourists, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts Rene Trabelsi disclosed on Tuesday.   While delivering a speech to the reporters on the sidelines of his visit …

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  • Tunisia moving to boost tourism after suicide attacks

    Published on : Saturday, June 29, 2019

    The Tunisian officials have sought to reassure tourists after twin suicide bombings targeting security forces struck the country’s capital on Thursday, killing a patrol officer and injuring at least eight people.     Prime Minister Youssef Chahed described the bombings …

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  • Tunisia expects 9 million visitors by the end of the ongoing tourism season

    Published on : Thursday, May 9, 2019

    The ministry of tourism indicated that Tunisia expects 9 million visitors by the end of the ongoing tourism season. According to René Trabelsi from the tourism ministry, this forecast is based on good performances in the sector despite challenges experienced …

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  • Record 8.3 million visitors make it to Tunisia in 2018

    Published on : Friday, March 8, 2019

    Record 8.3 million visitors travelled to Tunisia bringing about U.S. dollars 1.36 billion to the economy. The tourists came from Algeria, Russia and other parts of Europe. Tourism constitutes 8 per cent of Tunisia’s economy and employs 400,000 people. Arab …

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  • Turkey is setting thermal tourism in Tunisia’s southern El Hamma city

    Published on : Monday, January 21, 2019

    Turkey is set to share more than 30 years of experience on managing hotel and timeshare resort investments in geothermal tourism with Tunisia.     In the southern El Hamma city, a Turkish company is setting up thermal facility, as …

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  • Syrian airline makes its first trip to Tunisia; hopes to generate tourism

    Published on : Friday, December 28, 2018

    The Syrian  airline Sham Wings made its debut flight to Tunisia, marking the first trip between both countries in years.     The flight between the international airport of Damascus and the Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport in Tunisia reached …

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  • Tunisia shows signs of tourism recovery

    Published on : Saturday, November 17, 2018

    With cobbled pathways, flanked by whitewashed, cubiform buildings, and jostling for space amongst the Sunday crowds, Tunisia’s Sidi Bou Said boasts of being an iconic Mediterranean village in every sense.   Its tourism industry is finally showing signs of healthy …

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  • State of emergency extends in Tunisia

    Published on : Thursday, November 8, 2018

      The existing state of emergency in Tunisia will further continue continue for the next month.     After a suicide bomb attack on a bus it was enacted in November 2015 and came after when 38 people including 30 …

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