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Tunisia Tourism back: 8.3 million visitors spending $1.4 billion

Tunisia Tourism back:  8.3 million visitors spending $1.4 billion

European travelers love Tunisia, and it shows. Despite the U.S. having travel alerts in place, Europeans travel again to Tunisia. Tunis  Tourism receipts went up to USD 1.4 billion in Tunisia from January to 20 December 2018, according to numbers provided by the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts to the news agency Tunis Afrique Presse ( TAP ). The value equals 3.9 billion dinars (USD 1.4 billion) and represented a 42.1% growth over the same period in 2017.

According to TAP, 2018 turned out to be the best of the last ten years for tourism in Tunisia. As at December 31, the country received 8.3 million visitors, a 17.7% growth over 2017.

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The French came first, followed by the Algerians. Maghreb is the African region gathering Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania.

As for overnight stays in hotels, the most popular regions were Djerba-Zarsis Sousse, Nabeul-Hammamet, Monastir-Skanes, Yasmine Hammamet and Tunis-Carthage Coasts.










Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.