Tunisia is hinging on an expected increase in tourists during summer, as authorities seek $1.5 billion annually.
Tunisian authorities confirmed Friday that the number of inbound tourists is expected to increase, aiming for a “boom” in tourism revenues.
Cumulative tourist revenues exceeded the 1 billion-dinar (US$ 330 million) milestone in Q1 of 2023, climbing 64% compared to the same period last year, according to data published Friday by the Central Bank of Tunisia (BCT).
Fitch Solutions expects an increase in tourist arrivals to Tunisia in 2023 and up to 2026. It forecasts Tunisia’s tourism revenues to grow by 21.7 percent to hit $1.3 billion in 2023. Tourism revenues are also expected to reach $1.8 billion by the end of 2026.
The Tunisian Ministry of Tourism confirmed its expectation of an increase in the number of tourists as of June. According to the Ministry, Tunisia is the fourth most popular destination for French tourists, and this predicts a promising tourist season.
Tunisia aims to increase tourism numbers to 15 million annually by 2028.
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