According to figures released Wednesday by the Department of Tourism, tourism revenues in Tunisia rose 30% in 2012 compared to 2011. However, they remain 10% below their level before the Revolution.
Revenues reached 3.17 billion dinars (1.52 billion Euros), up 30.4% compared to 2011. This rate is 9.9% below that of 2010, the reference year of the Ministry.
The number of overnight stays in the country stood at nearly 30 million against 35.5 million in 2010 and 20.6 million in 2011.
It should be noted that Tunisia is seeking to attract some 10 million tourists by 2016 for revenues of six billion dollars.