Tunisia Q1 tourism revenues drop 60%

Tunisia Q1 tourism revenues drop 60%


Tunisia’s tourism revenues dropped 60% in the first quarter of the year to 372 million dinars compared to 930 million a year earlier, according to the local media.

The North African country's tourism revenues eased due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of tourism Habib Ammar recently visited Russia together with other government officials to promote Tunisia as a destination.

The number of tourists who visited the country in 2020 fell by 78% compared to 9.5 million visitors in 2019.

Tunisia's tourism revenues fell by 65% to 2 billion Tunisian dinars ($746 million) in 2020, compared to 5.6 billion dinars the previous year.

Tourism revenue accounts for about 8% of Tunisia's GDP and is a major source of foreign currency.

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