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Tunisia: tourist flows post slight drop of 1.7%

The number of tourists in Tunisia fell by 1.7% until 20 November 2014, reaching 5 million 630 thousand 781 tourists compared to 2013.

Compared to 2010, the baseline year for the sector, the decline is estimated at 11.6%, according to statistics from the Ministry of Tourism.

Regarding European tourists, their number reached 2 million 706 thousand 429 visitors until 20 November 2014, down 3.1% compared to 2013.

Compared with 2010, the number of European tourists visiting Tunisia was down 25.9%.

This downward trend (between 2010 and 2014) is explained by the fall in the number of French tourists, down 48.3% in 2014 and down 6.6% compared to 2013.

However, the number of German tourists increased by 0.9% (409,889 persons), parallel to the UK market, which posted an increase of 3.5% (408,906 tourists) as well as that of Italy, where 240,000 tourists came to Tunisia, up 9.4%.

Regarding the Maghreb region, indicators point to a 1.2% decrease in the number of tourists, which reached nearly 2 million 782 thousand people at November 20, 2014, against 2 million 815 thousand tourists in 2013.

However, the Libyan market has plummeted by 18%, to 1 million 642 thousand 290 people compared to the same period of 2013, while the rest of the North African market is on the upward curve in that the number of Algerian tourists went up by 40.3% against 33.1% for the Moroccan market and 10.6% for the Mauritanian market.

Tourist inflows, meanwhile, rose by 10.5% at the end of October 2014 to $ 3038 against MD 2750 MD in 2013.


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