Tourism revenues up 42.5% in H1 of 2019
10/07/2019 12:12, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – The tourism revenues edged up 42.5% to 1,982 million dinars in H1 2019 compared with 1,391 million dinars in the same period in 2018.

According to a document published by the Tourism and Handicrafts Ministry, the number of tourists in Tunisia hit 3 million 774 thousand till late June; that is up 16.7% compared with the same period last year.

The rate of Maghreb tourists climbed by 18.3%, that of the European tourists by 22%, the same source added.

The number of British tourists doubled compared to last year, i.e. up 119% and that of French tourists by 26.2% compared to 2018.

Tunisia seeks to attract about 9 million tourists in 2019 against 8 millions in 2018, according to official media statements of the Prime Minister and the Tourism Minister.

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