Tourism and its effect on economic growth in North Africa.

Rasha Nantongo

Abstract


Tourism is one of the biggest foreign exchange earners in the developed countries. In North African countries such as Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania, tourism has been recovering from various impediments since the Arab spring of 2010 from 9.7% contribution to GDP to 10.7% contribution to GDP growth. The insecurities that were created by militias in Libya and across North Africa affected the earnings from tourism. Improving security and factors that can favour international tourist arrivals has a big likelihood to the economic growth of North Africa for years of 2012, 2016 and 2017. The economy in north Africa majorly depends on oil, industries and service business. To understand economic growth in North Africa, there is need to examine the contribution of tourism in terms of GDP, employment, exports and industrial growth in north Africa. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to assess the effect of tourism on economic growth in North Africa.

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ISSN : 2251-1555