TUNISIA will attend the thirty-second edition of FITUR with an important new development, namely a democratically-elected Government and a new Tourism Minister, who will seek to promote a more conservationist approach with regard to the country’s cultural and historical heritage.
Over and above the sun-and-beach tourism opportunities available throughout the country, featuring destinations such as Hammamet, Djerba and Sousse, TUNISIA will present the desert and its different religious and Muslim centers as its main tourist attractions.
Tozeur, Nefta, Kairouan, Carthage and the capital, Tunis, with its flagship Bardo Museum, will make up the centerpiece of this new tourism approach, focusing on a series of Roman and Phoenician remains, including the Temples of Dougga and the Coliseum at El Djem, among others. The country will also place special emphasis on the Sahara as the kernel of the country’s tourist appeal, both at a sporting and a cultural level.
The new Tourism Ministry in Tunisia will present a stand at FITUR 2012 that clearly establishes the maxims required in order to ensure the future of this vital sector of the country’s economy, together with a series of interesting initiatives designed to help the country turn over a new leaf after the negative tourist climate created by the Jasmine Revolution last February.