Tunisia: the means to revive Italian tourist activity in Tunisia, discussed

Tunis/Tunisia — Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts Mohamed Moez Belhassine held talks Thursday with Italian tourism and travel professionals on ways to revive tourist activity to the Tunisian destination during the next season.

The Italian tour operators and travel agencies present include Alpitour, Veratour, Valtur, Fruit Viaggi, Jumbo Tours, Sud Loisirs & Voyages, TTS and Eden Tours.

The interviews took place in the presence of representatives of Tunisian professional tourism structures, including the Tunisian Federation of Hotels (FTH), the Tunisian Federation of Tourist Catering (FTRT), the Interprofessional Federation of Tunisian Tourism and the National Union of ‘Hospitality, according to the Department of Tourism.

Belhassine informed the Italian professionals on “the health situation in Tunisia, which has improved considerably thanks to the progress of the national vaccination campaign against COVID-19, which has made it possible to relax the conditions for entering the territory. Tunisian”.

The Minister also recalled that “all employees in the tourism sector have all completed their vaccination scheme, in addition to the existing health protocol specific to the tourism sector and the obligation to present a ”vaccination book” to access to tourist establishments.

The Italian professionals affirmed “their desire to relaunch their activity towards Tunisia given the strong demand for this destination and the improvement of the health situation in the country”.

They underlined “the importance of the recent revision of the conditions of entry into Tunisian territory, likely to enable them to better plan their movements in the country”.

National tourism professionals “affirmed their desire to ensure the good start of the next tourist season, underlining the importance of the Italian market”.

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