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Tunisian tourism returning to pre-revolution levels

Tunisian tourism returning to pre-revolution levels

Visitors are returning to Tunisia following the country’s well-documented Jasmine Revolution.

Visitor figures released by the Tunisian National Tourist Office (TNTO) reveal a steady increase in visitors to the popular North African destination over the past 12 months.

Last month 31,095 British visitors arrived in Tunisia, a boost of 34 per cent compared to the same period last year and just 14 per cent less than the record-breaking number of arrivals seen in May 2010.

Visitor figures for 2012 currently stand at 56.5 per cent higher than the same period in 2011 and Irish visitors are up a remarkable 83 per cent compared to last year.

“The UK has proved to be one of our most resilient markets and I’m delighted to see visitors returning to Tunisia in such numbers,” said Wahida Jaiet, TNTO direction, UK & Ireland.

“The Irish market has also displayed great faith in the destination and I’m confident that the UK and Irish markets will continue to grow.

“Now is a great time to visit Tunisia as the country enjoys a new-found freedom and optimism. From high-end luxury hotels and thalassotherapy centres to great value family resorts and fantastic cultural attractions, there is plenty to bring visitors back to Tunisia again and again.”