Comparison of the impact of the Arab Spring and terrorist attacks on the decline in tourism in Egypt and Tunisia (2010-2015)

Jan Andrzej Wendt


Tourism industry plays an important role in many countries while in several dozen ones, including Egypt and Tunisia, it is perceived one of the most significant sectors of the countries’ economy. The main objective of the paper is to analyse the changes in tourist air traffic in Egypt and Tunisia during a period of challenging political transition called the Arab Spring in Egypt and the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia as well as the influence of the terrorist attacks on tourists which took place in the two above-mentioned countries in 2014, 2015 and in the first half of 2016. The author will make an attempt to assess the magnitude of the negative impact of the political riots and terrorist attacks on the decrease in tourist traffic measured by a decrease in the tourist air traffic and in the number of tourists visiting the analysed countries. Egypt and Tunisia have been selected for the analysis as their anthropogenic and natural attractiveness make them the main tourist destinations for Europeans.
Author Jan Andrzej Wendt (FOG/IG/DRDG)
Jan Andrzej Wendt,,
- Department of Regional Development Geography
Journal seriesGeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, [GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites], ISSN 2065-0817, e-ISSN 2065-1198, (N/A 40 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.50
Keywords in EnglishArab Spring, terrorist attacks, policy, tourism business, tourist traffic, air transport
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 1901 Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.202
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