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Tunisia: significant decline in bookings of German

Tourism demand on Tunisia has weakened significantly after the terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum, according to German tour operators quoted by the website VWF (Touristik & Business Travel).

Tunisia also had a poor month in February with a 20% drop in packages to Enfidha airport, which followed a 24% fall in January. The airport dropped to ninth place with a market share of 3%, VWF also reported.

Demand has developed well over the last month, with a clear pick-up in bookings for Turkey following price reductions, according to several tour operators.

Ralph Schiller, sales and marketing chief for FTI, described sales growth in the final weeks of February and in March as “particularly satisfactory”.

Similarly, DER Touristik’s Cologne-based package holidays division saw a clear sales rise in March. Demand was particularly high for Turkey, Greece and Egypt as well as long-haul destinations.


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