Tunisia, fourth tourism destination for French holidaymakers – Echo touristique
Tunisia has ranked the fourth favorite destination for French tourists globally, French tourism media Echo touristique has reported.
The ranking, based on May data, remained the same for the third time in a row.
Echo touristique reports a 54 per cent increase in the number of French tourists in May this year compared with May 2019 when the 800,000 French holidaymakers visited the North African country.
Spain and Greece account for the top two destinations for French tourists. France métropolitaine ranks third.
Before the pandemic, the tourism industry was the second largest GDP contributor to Tunisia’s economy with 6 per cent.
France is also among countries making up Tunisia’s medical tourists market.
Medical tourism generates around $330 million for Tunisia every year and positions the country as the second destination in the world right after the European country.