The tourist area Djerba-Zarzis has recorded a clear improvement in tourism indicators during the first ten days of July.
Regional Tourism Commissioner in Medenine Ahmed Kalboussi said 28,950 tourists visited the region during this period. They spent 207,306 nights, up 220% compared to the same period last year.
The Russian market leads with 15,341 tourists (68% of visitors), he said, noting that the number of Russian travelers who have visited the area since last March region reached 70,000 with an average of 50 flights per week.
Nearly 150 thousand Russian tourists are expected until the end of the summer season, said the local tourism commissioner in Medenine.
The same source also welcomes the tourist recovery from traditional markets, including German (20% increase), Algerian, French and Belgian, though there is no direct flight between the Djerba-Zarzis Airport and those in Algeria.
Tourism activity during this period was also characterized by rising domestic tourism indicators and the reopening of 24 hotel units with a capacity of 13,000 beds out of a total of 38 closed.