TunisiaAccording to the latest figures from the Tunisian National Tourist Office, the country has seen a record-breaking number of visitors from Britain this summer.

The North African country, which is a popular destination for singles holidays and family holidays alike, welcomed an incredible 287,541 British travellers between January and August this year, which is a 22.5 percent increase on its previous record number in 2010.

Compared to 2012, the number of Brits holidaying in Tunisia in August this year rose by almost a quarter, with a high of 55,329 visitors.

The figures for 2013 are in complete contrast to Tunisia’s tourism figures last year, which saw the number of visitors go down as holidaymakers slowly returned to the country following the Arab Spring, a series of usually non-violent protests, the year before.

Tunisia is famed for its sun-sand-and-sea holidays, thanks to its sandy beaches and turquoise oceans on the Mediterranean coast. Tunisia also offers visitors the chance to see wild pink flamingos in its lakes in the north and explore its forests close to the coast.

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