Tunisia Joins Spain and the Canary Islands as Favourite Destinations for Recession-Hit UK Tourists

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According to Abta, the travel agents' body, Britons are choosing Tunisia and other Non-Eurozone destinations in a bid to make the most of Sterling's decline in value against the Euro.

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According to Abta, the travel agents' body, Britons are choosing Tunisia and other Non-Eurozone destinations in a bid to make the most of Sterling's decline in value against the Euro.

Far from letting the recession force them into cancelling holiday plans, people are becoming much savvier in terms of finding ways to reduce expenses without reducing their holiday enjoyment.

Package holidays are a particular favourite with these tourists. TUI and Thomas Cook, the UK's two largest travel agents, have seen an increase in share prices of more than 50% throughout 2009.

Winter holiday bookings at the start of 2009 also saw a rise of 9%, prompting expectations of a similar strong trading period throughout the end of 2009 and into 2010 for travel companies.

This shift in trends has also been realised by other industries, such as tourist information websites and country-specific information resources.

Kristen Heavens, Managing Director of Tunisia.com, explained, 'we now receive over 40,000 visitors a month to our site, many of which are looking for information on Tunisia as a tourist destination', 'one of the most common enquiries we receive from these visitors is regarding the exchange rate and the price of food and other goods in Tunisia, indicating that people are actively looking for holidays where they can spend less while they are actually there'.

Kristen also noted that he had experienced a significant rise in the number of advertising enquiries on Tunisia.com, suggesting that travel companies have started to try and capitalise on this increased tourist interest in Tunisia and similar destinations.

'It's never been better for us' Kristen said, 'we are running out of advertising space fast!'.

With some economists, and even the UK's Prime Minister, admitting that the recession, and subsequent consumer cut-back, could last until 2011, it seems Tunisia.com and other Tunisian-related companies should experience some strong growth over the next two years.

To book advertising space on Tunisia.com and capitalise on this new trend, get in touch with Kristen Heavens today on +216 24373503 or email support(at)tunisia(dot)com.

Company Information

Established in 2005, Tunisia.com has since grown to become the most popular independent online portal for information and resources on or about Tunisia.

With 40,000 visitors per month and a hugely diverse traffic-base - from tourists through to property investors, Tunisia.com has played an active role in the recent rise in popularity in Tunisia both as a tourist destination and as a place to do business.

Tunisia.com's mission is to:

  •     Provide the most comprehensive, unadulterated information about Tunisia
  •     Inform and educate visitors about Tunisia, its uniqueness, its beauty, and its culture
  •     Assist Tunisian and Tunisian-related businesses by giving them (in some cases, free) access to a huge audience of potential customers
  •     Maintain and expand Tunisia.com, offering even more of the above

Ownership of Tunisia.com

Back in 2005, inspired by the beauty and adventure offered by Tunisia and its culture, Kristen Heavens acquired Tunisia.com in order to inform other people of this great country.

Four years on, with a huge amount of time, dedication, and money invested in the website, Kristen is still the sole proprietor; directing Tunisia.com and maintaining its independent, non-bias approach to information on the country.

Throughout this period, Kristen's love for the country became so great that he now resides there as a British expatriate.


  •     Received over 930,000 visits since its establishment
  •     Regularly receives 40,000 visits per month
  •     Top audiences, in order of visits, include the UK, USA, Tunisia, Italy, Canada, and France
  •     75% of all visits come from search engine results

Kristen Heavens
+216 24373503

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