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| 21 May 2022, Saturday |

Over a Million Tourists Visited Tunisia Since Beginning of 2022

Over a million tourists have flooded to Tunisia since the beginning of the year and as off April 20, revealed the country’s Tourism Ministry.

This marks a rise of 128 percent compared to the same period in 2021 and a sign of a promising season ahead.

However, 2019 remains the benchmark for the authorities given the record number of tourists that visited the country. Authorities say that record remains out of reach.

Moreover, the Tourism Ministry said Tunisia was the top destination for African and Arab tourists, and fourth for French travelers.

Tunisia made record revenues from tourism in 2019, with over 5 billion dinars and witnessing nearly 9 million visitors.

The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc in the sector in 2020 and 2021.

This year, Tunisia is looking towards its Algerian and Libyan neighbors to revive the sector. It can also look forward to visitors from France, Germany and Denmark.

It was hoping for the arrival of a million tourists from Ukraine and Russia, but the ongoing war between them changed those plans.

    Source:
  • Asharq Al-Awsat