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Tunisia reports tourism is back on the rise in 2012 with more than 5 million arrivals

Excerpt from African Manager

Jan 03, 2013 12:32 am

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The tourism industry in Tunisia has been unstable since the revolution so although year-over-year numbers are increasing, arrivals are still not back to where they were prior to the revolution in 2010.

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A tourist trap between ghost towns in Tunisia where locals sell souvenirs or offer take photos of tourists on a donkey. Upyernoz / Flickr.com


The number of tourists who visited Tunisia since the beginning of the year to 20 December 2012 increased by 25.3% compared to the same period of 2011, according to the latest figures of the National Office of Tunisian Tourism (ONTT).

Tourist arrivals, which totaled 5,761,657 tourists until December 20, 2012, generated revenues of 3,068.9 million Tunisian dinars (MTD), against 2,360.7 MTD in 2011, posting an increase of 30%, said the same source.

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