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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Tunisia sees significant lift in TripAdvisor traffic

Confidence Restored Following Foreign Office Advice

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website, today reveals that in the four days immediately following the Foreign Office’s travel advice change for Tunisia, the country saw a 19%* uplift in traffic compared to the four days before.

The Foreign Office lifted its warning against all non-essential travel to country last Friday 4th February which has stimulated traveller interest in the region. This will come as welcome news to the Tunisian hospitality industry following a turbulent few months. Some tour operators, who have cancelled package holidays to Tunisia, are said to be reconsidering their stance with some flights expected to resume in early March.

“It is always important to check with the Foreign Office before travelling, but this is encouraging news for British travellers and tour operators, as well as the Tunisian travel industry,” comments Emma O’Boyle, TripAdvisor spokesperson.  “Tunisia is a popular holiday destination for Brits and UK visitors are clearly starting to consider Tunisia as a viable destination once again.”

*Data obtained by comparing Tunisia page views on www.TripAdvisor.co.uk from 30th January-3rd February 2011  against 4th-8th February 2011. Data identifies a 19% increase in share of page views on TripAdvisor.co.uk