19 November 2011 1:31 pm | | 0


Share     Share       Share     Share  

 

“The results of the 2011 tourist season will be similar to those of 2002, the year of the attack against the synagogue in Djerba,” said Mr. Mehdi Houas, Minister of Trade and Tourism, on radio Express FM.

Mr. Houas stressed the importance of diversifying tourism to avoid the seasonality of the industry: “We should promote new products such as cultural tourism and domestic tourism. That will make out of Tunisia the Switzerland of the Mediterranean or the Singapore of Africa.”

The Minister of Tourism argued that 2012 will be a transitional year and that we have to bring tourism and trade back to the 2010 level.

Concerning rumors that Germany encourages European tour operators to promote Greece instead of Tunisia as a touristic destination, the Minister of Tourism answered: “this information is unfounded; soon there will be a joint statement by the German Ambassador to Tunisia and the Ministry of Tourism to clarify the situation.”

Share     Share       Share     Share  

  From the same category

            

Switzerland to Return $40 Million in Ben Ali Assets to Tunisia

Economy to ‘Remain Tough,’ 2015 to Be Worse, Says Government

Tunisia Pitches Development Projects to Arab Funders

Private Airline to Start Flights to New York

            

Ben Ali Family’s Corrupt Grasp on Tunisian Economy Detailed in New Report

New 5 Dinar Bill Replaces Last Ben Ali Banknote

African Development Bank Maintains $2.1 Billion in Support for Tunisia

Despite Possible Price Increase, Beer Drinkers Say They Will Keep Drinking

            

Elimination of Cement Subsidies Could Raise Construction Costs

Union and Government Discuss Potential Minimum Wage Increase

Protesting Police Officers Block Traffic at Major Tunis Roundabout

Bahrain Bank Funding New Three Billion Dollar Investment Center in Tunisia


Leave Feedback


  Follow us

Connect on YouTube Connect on Google+ Connect to itunes Subscribe via RSS Feed



  Latest Videos


Play Video

Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte, Tunisia

Bizerte, the northernmost city in Africa, hosted the fourth round of the...

Play Video

Endangered Whale Brought Ashore in Tunis Suburb

Onlookers in the popular tourist spot of Sidi Bou Said, near Tunis,...

Play Video

'Kima Enti:' Mixing Tunisian Traditions With Modern Design

"Kima Enti" is a hand-made art and design project launched by independent...

Play Video

One-Year Anniversary of Chokri Belaid's Death

On February 6, 2014, family and supporters of slain Tunisian politician Chokri...

Play Video

Klay BBJ explains his arrest

Tunisia Live's Nissaf Slama interviews rapper Klay BBJ on his music, arrest,...



Tabbed Structure - Regular
UGTT Union Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize...
(1325 Views)
Unemployed Tunisians Risk Their Lives to Build Future...
(1134 Views)
Tunisia Returns Stolen Ancient Artifact to Algeria...
(1132 Views)
Switzerland to Return $40 Million in Ben Ali...
(1089 Views)
Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte...
(821 Views)
NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral...
(819 Views)
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis...
(819 Views)
Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution...
(785 Views)
Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for...
(747 Views)
 
Low Turnout and Mixed Feelings for Algerians Voting in Tunisia...
Update: Libyan Kidnappers Demand Militants’ Release...
New Areas Around Chaambi Declared Military Zones...
Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis...
NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral Law...
Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte...
Unemployed Tunisians Risk Their Lives to Build Future in Europe...
Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for Ben Ali Officials...
Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution Killings Case...