According to the The Tunisian National Tourist Office, the country has long been a safe and stable destination and with free elections in sight and a more open and liberal government in the making, the country is returning to calm and preparing to welcome visitors back.

“The situation in Tunisia has calmed down and we are hopeful that the FCO will amend its travel advice soon” says Anissa Ramoundi, the UK & Ireland Director for The Tunisian National Tourist Office.

“The curfew is shortening daily and many of the country’s most popular tourist resorts are operating normally. The tourist areas of Yasmine Hammamet and Port El Kantaoui were unaffected by the protests and calm is being restored across other areas.”

The tourist office says the UK market is vitally important for Tunisia. Last year saw a rise in UK visitors with 353,282 arrivals, up 28% on 2009 and exceeding its previous record of 350,000 in 2006.

“This is a significant milestone in Tunisia’s history and Tunisians are looking forward to a more prosperous future” continued Ramoundi.

“We are incredibly grateful for the support we have received from tour operators and trade during this challenging time, and I hope we can continue to work together to bring more visitors to this beautiful country in the very near future.”

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