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Tunisian and Egyptian tourism rebounds from adversity

Along the brightly lit alleys of the World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition at London’s Excel centre this month, it seemed experts on every stand had a story to tell. For Caribbean islands, ravaged by hurricanes in September, the talk was of overcoming the legacy of natural disasters causing hundreds of ...

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Tunisia’s Tourism Minister Salma Elloumi: Tunisia loves Chinese Visitors

Tunisia would love more Chinese Tourists. Salma Elloumi, Tunisian Minister of Tourism, said Tunisia received around 16,000 Chinese tourists until Nov 10 this year, an increase of 190 percent compared with the same period last year. Chinese tourist market would be a significant factor to revive Tunisian tourism industry, Tunisian ...

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EIB Finances New Suburban Network In Tunis

With this new financing with the Republic of Tunisia and the Tunisian National Railways Company (SNCFT), the European Investment Bank (EIB) is strengthening its support for the development of efficient and sustainable urban transport infrastructure accessible to Tunisians living in the country. More than 15,600 jobs will be created during ...

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Cyprus smashes record for tourist arrivals in 2017

Cyprus has smashed its record for annual tourist arrivals with two months to spare, with the total reaching 3.4 million at the end of October, official figures showed today. The eastern Mediterranean island has benefited from its reputation as a regional safe haven as unrest has hit the tourism sectors ...

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Tunisia: Ayari confirms return of growth, unveils major project

Governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT), Chedly Ayari, announced a slight improvement in key economic indicators; even the beginnings of an economic recovery. “The trend is positive and things are improving … this will be reflected in the figures that we will publish soon,” Ayari told reporters, on ...

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More than a million Libyans have visited Tunisia this year

ver a million Libyans have visited Tunisia in the first ten months of the year, for health, educational, political and personal safety reasons or just to have a break from the violence. Tourism minister Salma Loumi said today that the 1,400,000 figure for Libyans who had come so far in ...

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Chinese market significant for reviving Tunisian tourism: official

Chinese tourist market would be a significant factor to revive Tunisian tourism industry, Tunisian Minister of Tourism said Thursday during a session of parliamentary hearing. Salma Elloumi, Tunisian Minister of Tourism, said Tunisia received around 16,000 Chinese tourists until Nov. 10 this year, an increase of 190 percent compared with ...

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EBRD and FAO boost Tunisian olive oil

Using innovation and technology to transform Tunisia’s olive oil industry was the focus of a high-level conference today in the country’s capital, Tunis. The event, organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), drew around 80 industry ...

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Tunisia’s Q3 growth at 2.1 percent year-on year, same as Q3 last year

Tunisia’s economic growth remained stable at 2.1 percent year-on-year in third quarter, the state statistics institute said on Thursday. The growth was also 2.1 percent in the third quarter last year. Figures from the statistics Institute showed that growth in the first nine months of 2017 was to 1.9 percent. ...

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GCF gives green light to largest climate project to date in EBRD partnership

New joint programme spans three continents The Green Climate Fund (GCF) will start funding its largest climate finance investment to date following an agreement signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The GCF-EBRD Sustainable Energy Financing Facilities programme spans three regions and directs new climate finance flows to Armenia, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Republic ...

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