BY YESMAN ANTOH-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, Accra, Ghana- THE TUNISIAN government has stated that two million people had visited the country as of May 10 2019, representing 24% up from last year.
The North African country wants to further diversify its tourism sector, the country, which attained the two million visitor mark on May 10, 2019 is targeting nine million tourists by the end of this year.
Tunisia expect record number of tourists, up to nine million in 2019
Late last year, Tunisia projected tourist visits to reach nine million this year, as the country’s tourism industry recovers following an attack at a beach resort in 2015, Prime Minister, Youssef Chahed said.
About 6.2 million tourists visited Tunisia in the first nine month of last year, representing an increase of 16.9% from the same period in 2017, in a rebound from the impact of the 2015 attack.
“We hope that this recovery continues and to see about 9 million tourists,” Chahed told Parliament.
Major European tour operators have started to return to Tunisia, after four years of shunning the country following the attack on a beach in Sousse that killed 39 tourists and a separate attack at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis that killed 2.
BY YESMAN ANTOH, NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, BUSINESS & POLITICS, GLOBAL CORRESPONDENT