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Tourism: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge soon in Tunisia

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be invited to visit Tunisia to see how the country is safe after the Jasmine Revolution.

During a news conference held at the World Travel Market, Tunisian Minister of Trade and Tourism, Mehdi Houas said he hoped that the number of tourists will bounce back to its levels of before the Revolution.

This should mean a return to the influx of seven million tourists and the revenues of $ 3.5 billion recorded in 2009.

These figures are expected to decrease to almost half the number of visitors and revenues this year, due to the revolution.

However, the minister said that tourist flows to Tunisia are expected to reach between 65% and 70% of their 2009 level.

“We firmly believe that Tunisia is already a country where tourism could be revived quickly,” he added.

“The message that Tunisia is now a free and democratic country that respects human rights and international law is now received everywhere, especially in Europe, our largest market.”

Tunisia seeks to promote itself as a land of culture and history rather than a site that offers only the sea and sand, he further said.

Monthly figures for British tourists have fallen by about 30% and however 40% more during summer, the highest rate of all provider-markets of Tunisia.


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