Tourist receipts reached more than 4.4 billion dinars until September 30, 2019, posting a 43.3% increase, compared to the same period of 2018, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts on Wednesday.
In foreign currency, the increase in tourism receipts is less important. Tourism revenues amounted to €1.3 billion, up 31.6% and $1.5 billion, up 23.6%.
Tourist arrivals amounted to 7.2 million visitors (+ 14.8%), until September 30, 2019, including more than 2.3 million European tourists.
Some 3.5 million Maghreb tourists visited Tunisia during this period, including 2 million Algerians, 1.4 million Libyans and 66,000 other Maghrebis.
Next are Tunisians living abroad (1.1 million tourists), Chinese (22.1 thousand tourists) and other nationalities (143 thousand tourists).
Overall overnight stays reached 24 million in the first 9 months of 2019, up 12%.