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The impact of the terrorism on North African tourism

Florentina-Stefania Neagu
Published Online: 2017-08-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/picbe-2017-0111

Abstract

Tourism is one of the most important sector of the national economy and in the same time is the main reason for which the tourists visit the North African states. In 2015, the total contribution of North African tourism represent 10.8% from GDP registering an increase of 1.4% compared to 2014, also the contribution of tourism to employment was 10.4 % in 2015. But this increase was affected by the terrorist attacks in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia. According to Global Terrorism Index for 2016, these countries are in the ranking of states with the highest impact of terrorism. Security situation in 2015 is the following: 947 incidents, 1198 deaths, 1603 injured, 264 property damages. This situation greatly influences the decision of tourists to travel in these countries. For demonstrate what is the impact on terrorism in this region have been analized the data bases of World Travel and Tourism Council, Council and Foreign Relations and Global Terrorism Database for the period 2010-2015. If the terrorist attacks continue in the next years not only the tourism will be affected but also the activities of its associates.

Keywords: tourism; tourists; terrorism; security

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Published Online: 2017-08-26

Published in Print: 2017-07-01


Citation Information: Proceedings of the International Conference on Business Excellence, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 1081–1087, ISSN (Online) 2558-9652, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/picbe-2017-0111.

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