Tunisia’s tourism sector has collapsed, with losses exceeding 60 percent. The reports indicate many hotels at risk of closing permanently.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the Government of Tunisia to provide financial relief.
African Tourism Board (ATB) Task Force members and tourism experts are seeking European Union support for Africa’s tourism recovery.
Last week the European Commission turned a cold shoulder to ideas of permanently banning certain EU nationals entry, and the subsequent negative impact certain rules might have on overall tourism. A Commission spokesman reportedly accused ministers of misrepresenting figures showing immigration problems.