Tunisia Tourism Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Tunisia 2018

Building upon its strong performance in 2017, the Tunisian tourism industry is poised to carry on growing both in terms of the number of arrivals and overall revenues. Since ebbing to a low point in 2015, owing to two security incidents, the sector has rebounded to nearly 2014 levels. The government has significantly improved the security situation since 2015, particularly in major tourist...

Tunisia is working to gradually improve its economic indicators by means of tough yet necessary structural reforms. Although significant strides have been made since 2011, the country continues to face acute macroeconomic imbalances, while coincident reforms have suffered from changing administrations in the years following the revolution, negatively affecting economic growth.

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Une sécurité renforcée a contribué à mettre le secteur touristique tunisien sur la voie de la reprise, celui-ci enregistrant une croissance à deux chiffres du nombre d’arrivées au cours des deux dernières années, même si l’évolution des recettes s’effectue à un rythme moins soutenu que celle du nombre de visiteurs.

 

Following a reduction in international arrivals between 2015 and 2016, tourism in Tunisia is rebounding. This shift is due to a combination of rising visitor figures from emerging markets and the recovery of visitor numbers from traditional locations. Foreign tourism spending increased 15.1% in 2017 to reach TD4.4bn (€1.7bn), while numbers of...

 

Building upon its strong performance in 2017, the Tunisian tourism industry is poised to carry on growing both in terms of the number of arrivals and overall revenues. Since ebbing to a low point in 2015, owing to two security incidents, the sector has rebounded to nearly 2014 levels.

 

How can Tunisia differentiate itself from other countries as a luxury tourism destination?

 

In recent years Tunisia’s tourism sector has turned increasingly towards the domestic market, with 50% of hotel occupancy coming from Tunisian nationals; allowing the sector a 20% increase in overnight stays. The stability of the domestic market, in addition to government-facilitated specialty rates for domestic citizens seeking accommodation...

Tunisia is working to gradually improve its economic indicators by means of tough yet necessary structural reforms. Although significant strides have been made since 2011, the country continues to face acute macroeconomic imbalances, while coincident reforms have suffered from changing administrations in the years following the revolution, negatively affecting economic growth.