Tourism Minister Khélil Lajimi chaired a working session to follow up the tourist situation and preparations for the high season, with attendance of executives of the ministry and Tunisian National Tourism Board (ONTT) senior officials.
The meeting focused particularly on the situation of international tourism which is marked by a wait-and-see policy, last-minute bookings, and unsettled decreases in all tourist destinations.
Exhaustive exposés on each market were made during this session. They brought about encouraging indicators, especially with regard to the high season which is expected to be good according to forecasts of all foreign operators and flight schedules of air carriers serving Tunisia.
The minister urged tourism officials to show vigilance in following up markets’ performance and stepping up contacts with Tunisian professionals, foreign partners and tour operators so that all Tunisian promotional action will be carried out in the right time and according to the specifics of each market.
The reception of tourists means to further improve the human and natural environment of tourist areas and the destination’s air accessibility conditions were also examined at the working session.
Tunisia hosted 2,284,000 tourists in the first five months of the current year, i.e. a rise of 1.3% compared with the same period of last year.
The sector’s revenues for the same period reached 1,098 million dinars with a slight rise of 3%.