Iberostar Hotels & Resorts has opened the new Iberostar Selection Kuriat Palace. The group’s sixth hotel in Tunisia, it stands just a few steps away from Skanes beach in the area around Monastir.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a new contemporary hotel on the banks of majestic Lake Tunis, creating a business and leisure destination with a difference in a prime area of the Tunisian capital.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is gearing up to open its latest property in North Africa – the lakeside Mövenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis in Tunisia’s capital.
Avani Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane. Scheduled to open in the coming months, Avani Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites will be located in Les Berges du Lac II, a prime commercial, residential and diplomatic area in the Tunisian Capital.
Thomas Cook has become the first major UK-based tour operator to return to Tunisia following an extended hiatus. Here Carol MacKenzie, group head of customer welfare for the company, gives her views on travel to the destination.
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office has lifted its advice against travel to the majority of Tunisia, including the country’s main tourism attractions. “We are delighted to receive this news still in time for last minute summer holiday bookings and the winter season,” commented Mounira Ben Cherifa, director of the Tunisian National Tourist Office in the UK.
Air Malta is reconnecting Malta to North Africa following the re-start of scheduled services between the islands and Tunis Carthage Airport as from Monday, June 26th. “We are very excited to announce that we will be returning to North Africa this summer with up to three direct flights a week,” said Paul Sies, Air Malta chief commercial officer.
Eurowings is adding to its summer flight schedule for Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Munich and Vienna. From the beginning of June, the low-cost airline will be departing from Cologne/Bonn for Enfidha on the Gulf of Hammamet in Tunisia and Preveza on the Ionian Sea in Greece.
Officials from Tunisia have urged the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to relax travel advice warning against all but essential travel to the destination. The move comes following a near total cessation of travel following the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers in the Mediterranean town of Sousse during a terror attack last year. The FCO currently advises against all travel to the Chaambi Mountain National Park area, the Tunisia-Algeria border crossing points at Ghardimaou, Hazoua and Sakiet Sidi Youssef, and the militarized zone south of, but not including, the towns of El Borma and Dhehiba.
Citing concerns from the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Thomas Cook has confirmed it will cancel all departures to Tunisia until at least October. There has been no change to the FCO advice with regards to travel to Tunisia since late last year, which remains against all but essential travel to the country.
The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office has changed its level of advice to Tunisia and now advises against all but essential travel to the country. The decision comes as a result of the ongoing investigation into the events that took place in Tunisia on June 26th, with a further attack believed to be “highly likely”.