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WTM 2010: Tunisia ‘ripe for growth’ as Brits quit eurozone

Tunisia's turquoise and white colour scheme

Tunisia's turquoise and white colour scheme

The surge in British travellers visiting Tunisia is sustainable in the long term, according to the Tunisian National Tourist Office.

And Tunisia’s tourist office believes that Tunisia will attract second and third-time visitors in 2011, which is also likely to see an increase in capacity within the country.

Tunisair is in the process of confirming flights from Scotland, and will be running flights from Manchester to Enfidha and Tunis from April. It is also looking into flights from Ireland.

In addition, Jet2.com will offer direct flights from Glasgow to Monastir, on the country’s east coast, from April next year.

Tunisia saw a 31.2% increase in British travellers year-on-year from January to 31 October, 2010, with over 300,0000 Brits visiting the country.

The country is outside the eurozone, so the pound goes further and there are a lot of lesser-know, undeveloped parts of the country that are ripe for tourist growth. The country’s southern desert area is one region that could experience tourist growth.

The area is home to Matmata, where some of the Star Wars movies were filmed, and Douz, where The English Patient was filmed, and offers easy excursions from Djerba island, which is just two hours away.

Another area expecting increased visitor numbers is Hammamet on the north-east coast.

Cheap flights to Tunisia and cheap hotels in Hammamet and cheap hotels in Tunis are just some of the great offers to attract holidaymakers.

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