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Tunisia: double digit spike in bookings this week

October 28, 2016 • Alicia

Online travel agent Directline Holidays ( ) reports a surge in bookings to Tunisia during the last week leading to a 16% increase at the same week last year. CEO Maria Whiteman said: “Travellers undertake careful research before booking a vacation so that they know that, in relation to Tunisia, the coastal resorts remain safe and are unaffected by the events within the capital Tunis and near the Algerian border that have been widely reported over recent days. Thousands of Tunisians depend on tourism for his or her livelihoods and the feedback from our customers is that the rustic remains open for business: it’s as hospitable and enjoyable as ever. The surge in recent bookings is due to great value holidays, especially all-inclusive packages, and the resilience of UK holidaymakers determined to enjoy their summer.”

She added: “We always adhere to, and recommend our customers to follow, all advice issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office regarding where it’s safe to travel. Current advisories don’t mention the well-liked coastal tourist resorts.”