The Tunisian tourism ministry said that tourism revenues during the same period surged by 44%.
The recovery of the tourist sector will help ease the country’s financial crisis after the 2015 Sousse terrorist attacks caused a steep fall in tourists’ arrivals.
Tunisian authorities want to attract 10 million tourists by 2020 and have set a new ambitious strategy to reach this goal. The plan seeks to double tourism revenues, which reached $1 billion last year.
The improvement of the general situation of security in the country and the gradual return of visitors from traditional markets in Europe prompted several key emitting markets to ease their travel advice to Tunisia.