Tunisia: Tourism Minister Calls On Professionals to Restore Confidence of Tunisians in Local Products

Tunis/Tunisia — The situation of the tourism sector in the governorate of Jendouba requires restoring confidence of Tunisians in their local products, through strengthening domestic tourism and alternative tourism, said Minister of Tourism Mohamed Ali Toumi.

We need to let go of traditional orientations, especially since the COVID-19 crisis showed the weakening of the tourism sector by unexpected health crises, he said.

He was speaking following an inspection visit to the governorate of Jendouba on Thursday, to follow up the respect for the health protocol in hotels in the region.

The Minister said the experience of rural retreats, rest areas and agricultural tourist villages, which are based on environmental and organic products and other services, are favoured for local and foreign tourists; they represent alternative tourist products on which Tunisia relies.

The Tabarka-Aïn Drahem tourist area enjoys a natural climate that encourages investment, given its great ability to attract tourists and transform the region into an area of tranquillity and stability.

The sector in the Tabarka- Aïn Drahem region was affected by the absence of Algerians following the COVID-19 crisis, which led to closing a number of hotels in Tabarka.

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