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Tunisia Tourism Dented

Tunisia Tourism Dented
Tunisia Tourism Dented

British travel operator Thomson confirmed on Saturday the cancellation of all holidays to Tunisia in this summer.

The operator is offering refunds to people with bookings to the troubled North African country.

Thirty three of the company’s holidaymakers were killed in the beach terrorist attack near Sousse in June last year.

 “As the Foreign and Commonwealth continues to advice against all but essential travel to Tunisia, Thomson Airways can confirm the cancellation of further outbound flights from the UK to Tunisia, up to and including October 31, 2016,” the operator said in a statement.

“Customers affected by this will be able to change their holiday to any of our destinations currently on sale, without incurring an amendment fee, or receive a full refund.”

 “We would like to thank our customers for their continued patience and apologize for the inconvenience caused, whilst the FCO advice to Tunisia is in place,” Thomson said, according to Travel Weekly UK.

Bookings to nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which had been recovering after the Arab spring unrest, fell last year following deadly attacks claimed by the so-called Islamic State militants in Tunisia and Egypt that caused foreigners to shun beaches and historic sites across the region.

Nevertheless, the Madrid-based United Nations World Tourism Organization predicts the number of international tourists to the MENA region will triple to 195 million in 2030.