Tourist arrivals rise 12.8% until August 10 (Ministry)
20/08/2019 18:37, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Tourist arrivals in Tunisia posted an increase of 12.8% until August 10, compared to the same period last year to 5.438 million tourists, according to statistics provided by the Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday.

The rise is explained, essentially, by the recovery of European markets (up 18.8%, until the end of July), in particular, the British market (+110.3%), French (+18%), German (+ 6%) and Russian (+ 0.9%).

Similarly, the number of Maghreb tourists visiting Tunisia during the same period grew 12.4%, compared to the previous year. The Algerian and Libyan markets saw an increase of more than 15% and 26.3%, respectively.

As for tourism receipts, they have risen by more than 44.2%, until August 10, compared to the same period last year, to 3.16 million dinars.

As far as overall overnight stays are concerned, until the end of July 2019, they grew by 13.3%.

By region, as of July 31, 2018, the Yasmine Hammamet region is leading in overall overnight stays with an increase of 20.5%, followed by the Monastir-Skanes region (+ 19.6%) , Sousse (16.2%), Tunis-Côtes de Carthage (14.6%), Nabeul-Hammamet (+ 11.7%) and Djerba-Zarzis up 5.9%, compared to the same period of 2018 .

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