Algeria plans to upgrade tourism to rejuvenate national economy

Algeria intends to boost investment in the tourism sector with the aim of attracting some 3.5 million tourists per year starting in 2015, the tourism minister Mr Smail Mimoune told Echorouk, in an bid to shift the national economy away from dependence on hydrocarbons.

Though the country possesses unspoiled mountainous sites, a 1.200 km-long Mediterranean coastline and spectacular desert settings, foreign visitors did not exceed 2 million last year, according to the Tourism minister.

“The Algerian authorities have ambitious plans to revive the flagging tourism sector…read more

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