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Tunisia: tourism flows down 2.8% over 2014

Tunisia hosted 5,904,265 tourists from January 1 to December 20, 2014, down 2.8% compared to the same period in 2013 and 12% in comparison with 2010, according to the latest statistics from Ministry of Tourism.

Maghreb tourists account for 50.5% of arrivals with 2,982,592 visitors, but were down by 3.5% compared to 2013, while increasing 6.2% compared to 2010.

Libyans are in the first position with 1,727,810 arrivals (down 20.5% compared to 2013) and Algerians come second with 1,195,435 tourists (up 37.4%).

As regards Europeans who represent 46.9% of the arrivals (2,770,290 visitors), they declined 2.9% compared to 2013 and fell dramatically compared to 2010 (-26.1%).

The French market, the first in Tunisia, edged down 6.1% with 703,582 entries.

The decline is very significant compared to 2010, estimated at 48.2%.

The number of German arrivals kept almost stable (+ 0.7%) to 420,983 tourists, whereas the number of Britons (419,229 visitors) increased by 3.8%.

Regarding the overall overnight stays in Tunisia, they amounted to 28,459,216 nights, down 3.3% compared to 2013 and 2012 and down 18.4% compared to 2010.

The average occupancy rate of hotel units is estimated at 45.1%, against 46.2% in 2013, 47% in 2012 and 50.8% in 2010.

The Tourism Department has indicated, too, that tourism revenues have risen by 10.2% compared to 2013 to 3.476 billion dinars (MTD) to December 20, 2014.

Compared with 2010, revenues remained almost unchanged (+ 1.6%).

Revenue per night is 143 dinars (against 124 dinars in 2013), while the revenue per visitor is 589 dinars (against 519 dinars in 2013).

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