Bloomberg the Company

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Follow Us

Industry Products

Tunisia Tourism Earnings Climb 36% in First Half to $705 Million

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

July 21 (Bloomberg) -- Tunisian tourism earnings jumped 36% in the first half as visitors from countries including Russia, the U.K., Libya and Belgium traveled to the North African nation after last year’s revolution.

Tourism revenue increased to 1.15 billion dinars ($705 million) as 2.5 million people visited, the industry’s minister, Elyes FakhFekh, said at a press conference yesterday. Tourism, which accounts for 6.5 percent of gross domestic product, is the largest source of foreign currency and the second-largest employing industry after agriculture.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jihen Laghmari in Cairo at jlaghmari@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Maedler at cmaedler@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.