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British tourist numbers are up in Tunisia so does that mean that the country is finally moving beyond the upset that the Arab Spring has on its tourism industry? Are British travellers ready to head back to this country’s fine beaches and resorts?

According to the Office of Tunisian Tourism (ONTT), British tourists choosing Tunisia as their destination of choice has increased by 27.6% between January 1 and September 30, 2013 compared to the same period the previous year in 2012, and 23.2% compared to 2010.

A total of 341,188 British tourists visited Tunisia between January and September of this year but it seems that the British market is the only one from Western Europe that has a growing interest in spending their holidays in Tunisia.

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What’s attracting Brits back to Tunisia?

As a nation we’re quickly swayed by the images that make their way to the front pages of our newspapers and rightly so but it seems that for British travellers there’s more to it than just that. The ONTT ad campaigns in London and beyond are clearly working and the value for money is certainly a big draw for tourists with a very good exchange rate between the Pound Sterling and the Tunisian Dinar.

Tunisia needs to keep pushing itself as a country that is politically stable and safe. 2014 has hopes of bringing 430,000+ British travellers to Tunisia, will you be one of them?

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Would you love to visit Tunisia? Tell us why!

Imgs: Dennis Jarvis / Flickr cc.

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