The political economy of tourism in Tunisia

Robert A Poirier, S. Wright

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A policy of promoting tourism and, in particular, package tours, has been consciously pursued by the Tunisian Government. Following an outline of the political economy of the country, the economic, environmental, social and cultural impacts of tourism are examined in order to assess the benefits and hazards of creating what is an increasingly important sector of the economy, and to draw conclusions relevant to the rest of the continent. It is impossible for the whole of Africa to embark on a major expansion of tourism but there is scope for growth in a limited number of countries dependent upon high levels of investment and infrastructure and a largely non-African consumer market. -G.P.Hollier

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-162
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Modern African Studies
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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