Russian influx shore up Tunisian tourism

Tunisian tourism stakeholders and local companies are trying to cope with the influx of Russian visitors. By the end of October there were 600,000 Russian visitors recorded, which is a tenfold-growth over 2015. The country focused mostly on non-Arab visitors like the French, British and Spanish who came to spend their holiday in huge numbers. Thanks to the travel warnings following the attacks however, Tunisian tourism authorities needed to look elsewhere. The sector benefited greatly from the Moscow’s travel restrictions for Egypt and Turkey, which had been the two most…

More Mediterranean flights and new Tunisia hotels

A boost for Tunisia, more Mediterranean flights, a tour operator comeback and a delayed brand launch are in the news on the German market this week. TUI (the world’s number one tourism business) has boosted Tunisia’s hopes of making a recovery next year. German visitor numbers to the North African destination are expected to decline to about 120,000 this year from 218,000 in 2015. The German market leader will offer twice-weekly full-charter flights with Tunisair from Frankfurt and Düsseldorf to Djerba in summer 2017. TUI did not operate any full-charter…

Tunisia’s tourism rejoices despite revenue down 8 %

Since the Bardo and Sousse attacks, Tunisian authorities have stepped up security at major tourism sites and hotels, to try to reassure tourism companies and foreign governments that visitors will be safe. But despite these security measures, tourism revenues in Tunisia were down in the first nine months of the year 2016 when compared to the same period last year, official figures have shown. The tourism revenues edged down 8.4% from 1, 974.8 million dinars in 2015 to 1,808 MD in 2016 (first 9 months of 2016).  Compared with the…