The Tunisian National Tourist Office has seen a 29% increase in visitor arrivals to the destination thanks to a series of route launches. The country’s national airline, Tunisair, introduced a Gatwick-Djerba schedule and has since seen its passenger numbers increase 20%. As a result, the carrier now plans to increase the number of flights from the UK, including a Manchester to Enfidha route. Thomson Airways, Jet2.com and Thomas Cook are also set to introduce new flights. “Despite the recession in the UK, demand from the British market continues to grow and grow,” said TNTO UK and Ireland Director Anissa Ramoundi. “With new destinations like Djerba being introduced by Thomson, First Choice and Thomas Cook for 2011 we hope that UK visitors will find reasons to return to Tunisia again.” A total of 201, 076 Brits visited the destination from January to September this year. The country was also named as the 10th most popular destination for UK tourists at the ABTA Travel Convention.