Tourism: Tunisia, visitors decrease (-21%) in January

With respect to 2014, three quarters of tourists north-African

16 February, 12:52

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, FEBRUARY 16 - Tourism is slowing down in Tunisia: in January there were only 269,065 visitors, a 21% decrease with the respect to the same period of 2014, indicated data from the Ministry of Tourism, according to which, the slump compared with numbers relating to 2010, and therefore pre-revolutionary Tunisia, was of 19.2%. The latest estimates by the ministry for the first month of the year show that the majority of visitors have been north-African.

    Maghrebis amount to three quarters of the total of tourists travelling to Tunisia. The highest number is represented by Libyans with 122,500 visitors, followed by Algerians with 72,798 and Moroccans with 3,306.

    European tourists have decreased 39% with respect to January 2010 but taking into account last year's numbers, the 60,275 visitors welcomed in January are more or less comparable to last year's.

    Going back to data from 2010, the decrease is higher for French (-50.1%), Italian (-37.4%), English (-24.4%) and German (-11.2%) visitors.(ANSAmed).

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