About 635 thousand Russian tourists will visit Tunisia in 2019
As the head of the Tunisian national tourism office in Russia, Neji Guider, told, according to the results of 2019, the tourist flow from Russia to Tunisia will be about 635 thousand people, which is 5% more than last year.
"By the end of the year, we are expecting 9 million foreign tourists to Tunisia. As for the Russians, from January to November the country was visited by 632 thousand visitors from the Russian Federation. By the end of December this figure will increase to about 635 thousand. Compared to 2018, the number of tourists from Russia grew by 5-6%, the country is on the second position in the number of guests, only after France," he said at a meeting with travel agencies organized by Coral Travel.
As the representatives of the tour operator Coral Travel noted, Russians prefer trips to Tunisia for 7-10 days and accommodation in 3-4* hotels on an all-inclusive basis. "The majority of Russian tourists in Tunisia are families with children and older people who are interested in thalassotherapy and go to resorts to improve their health," the company said.
According to Guider, the Tunisian authorities intend to make the country a year-round destination. “On November 9, we launched a new regular flight of Nouvelair Tunisie airline from Vnukovo to Monastir to prolong the season and make the country in the future a year-round destination for Russian tourists. I’ll add that now we see a good loading of boards for New Year’s holidays, although Tunisia has a high season since April to October," said the head of the tourism office.
The flights are operated from Moscow Vnukovo Airport once a week on Saturdays until March 28, the flight time is 4 hours.
In 2018, Tunisia was visited by 600 thousand Russian tourists.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.