UK figures for October up by 13.3 per cent, November figures up by 29.7 per cent from same time last yearThe latest figures from the Tunisian National Tourist Office (TNTO) have shown a strong end to a year of record breaking visitor growth. October saw the country welcome 46,249 UK visitors, an increase of 13.3 per cent on the same month in 2013. November saw an even greater year-on-year increase of 29.7 per cent from 20,116 UK arrivals.
This has been a year of steady growth for Tunisia, as continued political stability makes way for positive change. January - November figures rose from a record-breaking 396,784 UK visitors in 2013 to a new high of 413,317 visitors this year.
The stabilisation of Tunisian visitor figures, and regeneration of tourism to the country, is a key goal for the country’s Minister of Tourism, Ms. Amel Karboul, who took her position in January 2014 and is Tunisia’s first female Minister of Tourism. Under her leadership, Tunisia is putting into place a quality assurance scheme for tourism: The National Quality Label. This initiative will give visitors an indication of the level of quality and service they can expect when they visit Tunisia. The scheme is part of a new strategy to help modernise and revitalise the country’s tourism sector.
“We’re thrilled to report such impressive continued growth from the UK visitor market. These strong figures show that Tunisia, which has long been popular with UK visitors, continues to appeal thanks to its continually improving tourism offering. With its pleasant climate, first class cultural and adventure activities, range of luxurious spa centres and variety of family-friendly seaside resorts, Tunisia has something for everyone,” says Tarek Aouadi, UK & Ireland Director for the Tunisian National Tourist Office. ￼
With its Mediterranean climate, 3,000 years of culture and picturesque landscapes, and at only two and half hours flight away from the UK, Tunisia is a great destination.