Tunisia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to generate 23 billion dinars for national economy by 2024

Travel and tourism in Tunisia is expected to inject a record TND 23 billion into the national economy in 2024, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) 2024 Economic Impact Study.

With adequate government support, the WTTC predicts that the sector’s annual contribution to GDP could reach more than TND 32 billion by 2034.

The latest WTTC data shows that in terms of economic contribution, number of jobs and domestic visitor spending, the travel and tourism sector is set to surpass all previous records in 2024.

“A 16% increase in the tourism sector’s annual contribution to the Tunisian economy is forecast if the sector is sustained, providing employment for over 485,000 people by 2034”, according to the same source.

WTTC’s President and CEO Julia Simpson said, “Tunisia’s travel and tourism sector has almost fully recovered, although spending by international visitors is still catching up.

“We are confident that this resilient sector will continue to thrive and play a vital role in the country’s economic future,” she added.

Ms. Simpson also emphasized that the re-establishment of the Conseil Supérieur du Tourisme by the Tunisian government will help Travel & Tourism achieve these forecasts, as it brings together the public and private sectors.

Travel & Tourism’s economic contribution will account for 14% of the overall economy in 2024, while jobs in the sector are expected to grow by 3.9% year-on-year.

Spending by domestic visitors is expected to increase by 5% year-on-year to TND 11.7 billion, up 0.7% on 2019, while spending by international visitors is expected to rise by more than 12% to almost TND 11 billion, according to the WTTC.

TunisianMonitorOnline (NejiMed)

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