Good signs of recovery of high tourist season in Tunisia
Still… with so much momentum and optimism SECURITY remains a top priority for Tunisia.
According to Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi Rekik, the number of tourists that chose Tunisia as a destination has reached 1 million 235 tourists by end of March, tourist entries have increased by 33.5% compared to the same period in 2016, including a 60% increase for the traditional markets (France, Germany, Algeria).
Prime Minister Youssef Chahed foresaw, in an interview broadcasted on Sunday, that the number of tourists will reach 6.5 million by end of 2017, i.e. a 30% increase compared to 2016.
We should be optimistic while being careful!
Tunisian Security Forces are focused because they know that 1 SECURITY INCIDENT can STOP all the positive momentum leading into the peak tourist season.
Tunisia faces vast challenges and not just on the terrorism side but also socio-economic issues that keep coming up.
Recently the Tunisian government announced it will deploy troops in a southern region to protect oil facilities against attacks from militants in neighboring Libya, in an area where protesters are threatening to blockade transport routes to demand jobs.
The STAKES are HIGH and we hope that more GOOD NEWS keeps pouring out of Tunisia. While we encourage every reader to visit this amazing country we always want to remind everyone the importance of SECURITY AWARENESS.
Stay Safe and Enjoy Tunisia!
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