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Tunisia: tourism professionals deny cancellation of bookings

Director General of the Tunisian National Tourism Board (ONTT) Habib Ammar and Chairman of the Tunisian Travel Agencies Federation (FTAV) Mohamed Ali Toumi denied news reporting the cancellation of bookings made by European tourists who were planning to visit Tunisia.

This denial comes after several media published news reporting the cancellation by European travel agencies of bookings made by European tourists who were planning to visit Tunisia on the New Year celebrations and their transfer to Greece. Media explained this by an attempt from the G20 to save this country’s economy threatened of collapse.

On the sidelines of his participation in the international training session on “policies of strengthening the tourism sector,” Mr. Ammar emphasized, on Monday, the need to reassure the sector’s professionals, all the more so that ONTT offices in the European capitals, along with major travel agencies, particularly German and French denied this news.

He said that the sector is experiencing a certain improvement, adding that tourist arrivals, which fell by 75% early this year, are now only down 33%.

According to Mr. Toumi, what is most important today is to send a clear message to major tourist-provider markets by reassuring them that “the victory of the Ennahdha Movement in the Constituent Assembly elections will by no means affect Tunisian tourism as stated by the party on several occasions.”

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