Last Update 09/04/2011 21:28
While on Tripadvisor the 700 hotels in Tunisia are tagged with a red exclamation mark, governments, such as France, Germany, Australia, the USA and Russia are updating regularly their travel advice to ensure it accurately reflects the situations in the country, a practice that was welcomed by the world tourism organization UNWTO secretary-general Taleb Rifai.
Almost 5.000.000 Tunisian depend directly and indirectly on tourism, the tourism sector for itself covers 60% of the annual budget deficit, its trade balance represents 6.5% of the GDP
A well appreciated move was made by
Antoine Cachin the president of the french tour-operator ''fram'' to promote the destination and urged tourists to return without any fear as the country is now secure.
The head of the UNWTO declared in a press conference that a quick recovery is expected the few coming months as the security and peace have been re-installed.
Tunisia's tourist industry should quickly recover from political unrest wracking the country
We have every indication and every reason to believe that Tunisia will be very quickly -- actually much quicker that people expect -- able to go back on track
It is also worth mentioning here that almost every hotel in the country has significantly dropped down its prices to increase bookings. Interior tourism helped to keep hotels open during the months of February and March,
Due to the actions taken by the temporary government headed by the new prime minister Beji Caid-Essebsi, It's been a few weeks now that the country is finally experiencing a safe and peaceful situation. The coastal regions are absolutely safe to visit; regions such as Mahdia is expecting an unprecedented tourism rebound this coming season.