Tunisia appears to have shrugged off uncertainty caused by the Arab Spring by attracting more UK holidaymakers this summer.

UK visitor figures rose by more than 29% between January and August to 287,541 over the same period last year.

This was up 22.5% on 2010’s record-breaking tourism figures, according to the Tunisian National Tourist Office.

The number of British holidaymakers rose by more than a quarter in August to 55,329 over the same month in 2012, topping record 2010 visitor figures by 22%.

TNTO UK and Ireland director Wahida Jaiet said: “Tunisia has long been a popular destination with UK holidaymakers and these record-breaking figures are testament to our diverse and strong tourism offering.”

Jaiet voiced confidence that 2013 will be the country’s best year to date for inbound tourism.