Russian tourist flow to Tunisia recorded a spectacular rise in the first five months of 2016 compared with last year and the year before, according to the Director of the Tunisian’s National Tourist Office in Russia, reported Greek portal “Tornos news.”
From January to May of this year, 115,000 Russian tourists arrived in Tunisia, 650% more than in the corresponding period of 2015 and 80% more than the equivalent of five months of 2014.
This increase supports the optimistic prediction for 500,000 Russians visiting the country throughout 2016.
In the meanwhile, Tunisian tourist facilities are firmly protected from potential threats, Tunisian Ambassador to Russia Ali Goutali said during a meeting with Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rosturism) head Oleg Safonov on Monday.
“Tourist sites are well-protected and there are no security threats to the holidaymakers. The Tunisian authorities are dealing with all the issues related to the security of Russians,” Goutali said.
The Tunisian side stressed that all the necessary security measures were taken in the areas identified as possible targets for terrorist attacks in the reports of the competent authorities, a press release published by Rosturism on its website said.
In turn, Safonov noted that Tunisia was not closed for Russians and welcomed the high security measures. “Tunisia has entered the top five popular Russian holiday destinations this summer,” Safonov said.
In turn, Safonov noted that Tunisia was not closed to the Russians and welcomed the high security measures that were taken there. “Tunisia has entered the Top 5 destinations for Russians this summer,” said Safonov, adding that the safety of Russian visitors is the most important task.
“We are in close contact with the Tunisian authorities who have expressed willingness to maintain a high level of protection for holidaymakers in the resorts,” he said.