Tunisia plans to reach 50-60% of tourist arrivals in 2019

Tunis/Tunisia — Tunisia plans to reach between 50 and 60% of the tourist arrivals recorded in 2019 this year, said Tourism Minister Mohamed Moez Belhassine.

Current reservations represent around 50% of what was made during the same period of 2019, he indicated during a symposium organized on Tuesday by the Tunisian Federation of Travel and Tourism Agencies (FTAV) on the theme: “Is Tunisia ready for tourism? recovery?”.

He declared that Tunisia is a “COVID-safe” destination adding that the lifting of the latest health restrictions will allow the country to position itself in the same line of competing destinations.

In this context, he insisted on the importance of putting in place, as soon as possible, the tourism code and the strategy of the sector by 2035.

For her part, the President of the Tunisian Federation of the Hotel Industry (FTH), Dorra Miled stressed that hoteliers “are not yet ready for the resumption of their activities, deploring the deterioration of the condition of the hotels”. financial support measures to ensure the reopening of hotel units.

For his part, the president of the FTAV, Jabeur Ben Attouch, underlined the importance of adopting a participative and united approach to overcome the challenges imposed by the crisis and succeed in the short term.

On the other hand, the director general of Tunisian civil aviation, Habib Mekki, recalled that the two companies Tunisair and Nouvelair have confirmed their commitment to the success of this tourist season.

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