Posted by: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tourism receipts in Tunisia edged up by 23% to 457 million dinars (MD) by the end of March, against 371 MD in the same period in 2017, according to data provided by the Prime Ministry.

In US dollars, the revenue increased by 16.3% to $ 3.187 million against $ 161 million.

The tourist influx increased by 23% until mid-March 2018, compared with the same period last year. Actually, the number of European tourists who visited Tunisia grew up by 52.2% and that of Maghreb visitors by 18.3%.

In 2018, Tunisia is expected to welcome 8 million tourists with an increase in average bookings from the traditional destinations and other new ones, according to Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi.