A study by the CSA institute reported by the French magazine “Notre Temps,” revealed that about 46% of French people will not go on holiday in 2012, but out of the 54%, who plan to go on holiday, one third is considering Tunisia, Egypt or Morocco, as the number one destination according to a study by the CSA Institute for Official Holidays published Tuesday.
Overall, 34% of French tourists (18% of French) express intention to visit Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco, especially those under 30 and people from modest backgrounds. People aged between 30 and 49 years no longer seem to see any obstacles to destinations hit last year by the events of Arab Spring, unlike the seniors, who are much more reluctant to return to these countries.
Tunisia is bouncing back: 7.5% of the French plan to get there this year. The 30-49 are most likely to return to Tunisia, which is a success for Tunisian tourism professionals who have made this age their prime target to boost their industry, which collapsed last year.