European tourists up 51.4% in first quarter
Tourism revenue in Tunisia rose by 28% between January 1 and April 10 over the same period in 2017, according to government data released on Friday.
This year so far income from tourism has amounted to 530.8 million Tunisian dinars, compared to 413.6 million in the equivalent period last year. Likewise, the number of nights spent in hotels by non-residents rose by 36.9% in the first quarter over the first three months of 2017. European tourists have risen by 51.4% and those from the Maghreb region by 17.4%.
Tourism minister Selma Elloumi Rekik has stated aim of exceeding 8 million visitors during the 2018 season. Tourism accounts for approximately 8% of Tunisian GDP.