As several media outlets publish pictures of “eerie abandoned hotels”…Tunisia hopes to continue making posting tourism gains.
Tunisia’s Tourism Revenues Grow 42% in 7 Months
The Tunisian Tourism Ministry said that 4.4 million foreign tourists visited the country from January 1 through July 31 this year, up 23% compared with the same period in 2017.
The minister added that revenues from the tourism sector reached 1.7 billion Tunisian dinars (about 554 million euros), up 42% on the same period last year.
Visit The Tunisia Security Update
The tourism sector in Tunisia is in progress towards rebalancing.
Media Posts Negative Pictures…
Here are a few examples:
Tunisia has come a long way since the 2015 Sousse attacks!
Tunisian tourism was strongly affected by terrorist operations in 2015, in which a tourist hotel was attacked in Sousse (west the Tunisian capital) leading to the death of 22 foreign tourists.
Tunisian Security Forces have proven effective and their efforts have paid off in many ways. Most importantly is their ability to foil plots that have prevented other incidents from taking place in the country.
This relative peace & stability has enabled other countries to either remove or relax their travel warnings/advise thus essentially providing foreigners a “green light” to visit.