Tunisian tourism bounces back after Jasmine Revolution

21st Dec 2012
Tunisian tourism bounces back after Jasmine Revolution

Tunisia has seen a remarkable increase in UK visitor numbers as holidaymakers return following the Jasmine Revolution in 2011.

According to the latest figures from the Tunisian National Tourist Office some 318,138 Brits have headed to Tunisia so far this year, a 45.7 per cent increase on 2011.

Wahida Jaiet, director of the Tunisian National Tourist Office for the UK & Ireland, explained the UK is the third most important source market for the country.

She added: “We all know tourism in Tunisia took a hit following the Jasmine Revolution, but British visitors have been quick to return.

“We still have the sandy beaches and thousands of years of history that have attracted visitors for many years; but add to that the fascinating recent history.

“We are struggling to pave the way to democracy but tourism is on the right track!”


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