Tunisia tourism numbers on the rise


More British tourists are heading back to Tunisia now unrest in the country has settled.

Numbers from the Tunisian National Tourist Office said 54, 752 Brits visited Tunisia in June this year, up 46% on June 2012 and 42% higher than June 2010.

In the first half of the year up to June there was a 31% increase in UK visitors.

As well as a more settled political situation, the rise has been attributed to more routes, hotel openings and tour operator promotions. These include the new Radisson Blu hotel in Hammamet; Thomson’s new regional flights from the UK to Enfidha and two hotel openings in Djerba – the Welcome Meridiana and Movenpick.

“We’re delighted to see Brits going in larger numbers than ever before to Tunisia,” said Wahida Jaiet, UK & Ireland Director for the Tunisian National Tourist Office.

“This year, we’ve worked hard to extend Tunisia’s appeal by showcasing our 3,000 years of culture, outstanding natural landscape, prestigious golf courses, authentic agrotourism experiences and boutique hotels, so it’s fantastic to see that our efforts have led to a record-breaking number of UK tourists visiting our shores,” she added.

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