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Tunisia-tourism: visitors have fallen by 18.7% in 2016

Egypt and Tunisia have seen huge slumps in tourism arrivals so far this year, as both destinations continue to reel from safety fears.

Figures from research firm Euromonitor International show that arrivals to Egypt have dropped by 46% year-on-year and these numbers are likely to be further affected by the crash of an Egyptair flight on May 19.

Meanwhile Tunisia visitors have fallen by 18.7% in 2016 on top of a 25% plunge in arrivals last year – the British Foreign Office is continuing to advise against all non-essential travel to the country.

The major eastern Mediterranean destinations are also suffering: Turkey has seen numbers fall by 9.9% compared to 2015 and Greece arrivals have dropped by 11% so far this year, after recording a 7% rise in numbers for the same period in 2015. France has also seen an 8% drop in visitors.


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