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Tourist receipts reach 38% in first 5 months of 2018

Tourism receipts climb 38 % in Tunisian dinar in the first five months of 2018, compared with the same period last year. These receipts reached 876.2 million dinars, until May 20, 2018. Their increase is about 32% in dollar and 16% in euro, Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts Salma Elloumi ...

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Tunisia annual inflation rate stands at 7.7 % in May 2018

Tunisia’s annual inflation held steady in May at 7.7 percent year-on-year, official data showed on Thursday. Inflation accelerated from 6.9 percent in January to 7.7 percent in April, its highest level since 1991. The central bank raised its key interest rate to 5.75 percent in March from 5.0 percent to ...

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Tunisia seeking to close renewable energy gap

As recently as May, 2018, the Tunisian authorities issued a call to tender for the construction of several solar power plants. Tunisia has fixed itself ambitious objectives in matters of energy mix but, for now, the results are meagre. On 15th May, 2018, Tunisia announced pre-qualification for two international calls to ...

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Tunisia expected to receive 8 mln visitors in 2018

Tunisia is expected to receive 8 million tourists in 2018, said President of Tunisian Association of Travel Agents (FTAV) Jaber Ben Atouch on Monday. According to Atouch, the prediction is based on indicators such as reservation rate and return of European tourists. “This successful summer season started since April, with ...

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Sousse: more than one million tourists expected

More than 1.2 million tourists are expected in the tourist area of ​​Sousse-El Kantaoui during the summer season with an increase in the number of overnight stays to 5 million, according to estimates of the regional tourism commission. From the beginning of the year until May 20, tourism indicators have ...

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is taking Tunisia’s tourism recovery to the bank

ecovery for Tunisia’s tourism industry. Moevenpick Hotels and Resorts just today said it was cementing its stronghold in Tunisia with the take over of a contemporary hotel in the coastal city of Sfax. The Swiss hospitality firm signed an agreement with Société Touristique du Sud to manage the Plaza Sfax & ...

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Tunisia expects grain harvest falling to 1.4 million tonnes this season

Tunisia expects its grain harvest to fall to 1.4 million tonnes this season from 1.6 million tonnes because of lack of rain, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday. The crop includes 923 tonnes of durum wheat, 119 tonnes of soft wheat and 362 tonnes of barley. This year’s harvest is ...

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Urgent Tunisian measures to reap benefits of joining COMESA

Digitization of business transactions to dismantle obstacles to investors and launching new maritime route to deliver exports to African markets The Tunisian government unveiled a package of urgent reforms aimed mainly at overcoming the large trade deficit as the countdown to the country’s formal accession to the Common Market for ...

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Tunisia to raise fuel prices, not increase public wages

Tunisia will raise fuel prices in the coming days but hold off increasing public wages this year to meet terms of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its next loan tranche, a government official and diplomatic sources said. The North African country also plans to sell Eurobonds worth $1 billion ...

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Risks to Tunisia’s economic stability requires immediate action (IMF)

The Fund, central bank in agreement on tightening monetary conditions to reduce gap between interest rate and inflation Tunisia must act decisively to address mounting risks to economic stability by reducing its budget deficit and taking measures to protect the poor, according to the International Monetary Fund, amid government deadlock ...

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