Closed since June 26, 2015, the Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse will reopen by March 2017. This was announced by owner of the unit, Zohra Driss.
Zohra Driss, whom we met on the sidelines of the commemoration of the first anniversary of Sousse terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 38 foreigners mostly Britons, placed emphasis on the negative consequences of this heinous crime. “This terrorist attack has cost us billions and billions, but we must work and boost our business,” the official told African Manager.
She added: “efforts are continuing to meet this challenge and I take this opportunity to announce the change of the hotel’s name.” According to Ms. Driss, it will be called “Kantaoui Bay”
The number of tourists has declined by 24.2% this year. Similarly, the UK market has seen a sharp drop of 94.3%.
Several officials took part in the commemoration of the first anniversary of the attack, including Salma Elloumi, Minister of Tourism, a representative of the British government and many families of victims.