UK tour operator Thomas Cook has decided not to sell travel packages to Tunisia in 2017, citing security risks faced by British travelers in the country.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently maintains its advice against all but essential travel for most parts of the country, including border areas with Algeria and Libya.
A spokesman for Thomas Cook said: “we are aware that this will be frustrating for customers who plan to take a vacation. We contact all customers whose reservations were affected by the decision to arrange an alternative holiday or refund if necessary. “
“The safety and welfare of our clients are our first priority, and we continue to observe the advice to travel and to inform our customers of any developments.”
In an interview with Tunisia Live site, tourism analyst Moez Kacem put at 138 million pounds a year the value of the activity generated by Thomas Cook for the Tunisian economy.