Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2018

Tunisia holidays 2018: Teletext and Thomas Cook resumes cheap deals from £268pp | Travel News | Travel

Teletext Holidays has re-introduced Tunisia to its destination portfolio and is offering great value holidays from April onwards starting from as little as £268pp. 

Flights have now returned to the destination, although additional security measures which restrict electronic devices on-board planes, have been in place on flights departing from Tunisia to the UK since March. 

The news comes nearly three years after the terrorist attack in Sousse, which targeted tourists. 

The FCO reports: “The Tunisian government has improved protective security in major cities and tourist resorts.”

What is the terror threat to Britons visiting Tunisa? 

Foreign travel advice on the UK government website reports attacks are still “very likely” in Tunisa. 

It reads: “…terrorists are still very likely to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia. 

“Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other places. You should be vigilant at all times, including around religious sites and festivals.”

Teletext Holidays describes the country as “an affordable alternative for winter sun” for customers wanting to avoid peak prices in mainland Spain and the Canaries. 

Wayne Perks, managing director, Teletext Holidays said: “Historically Tunisia has been a popular destination for the UK market. At Teletext Holidays we’re delighted to see it return. 

“The destination, which as we know is also being served by several other trusted brands, offers fantastic value, a modern hotel and resort infrastructure and guaranteed year-round sun. 

“We are pleased that customer confidence and demand has returned and are sure it will be a strong seller for 2018.”

Thomas Cook announced last week they are resuming flights to the country too. 

Following the lift on the flight ban last year, Carol MacKenzie, Group Head of Customer Welfare at Thomas Cook, explained: “The Tunisian government has worked to improve its security and the way its police and security teams can respond to terrorist incidents. 

“It is this work which meant that the UK government were able to announce that they are now satisfied that British travellers can return to the country.

“As a result, and reflecting the interest we’ve had from customers, we are restarting our flight and holiday programme from 13 February next year, which is on sale from 22 August.”

According to TTG, the Tunisia tourist office has increased it’s British tourist estimations from 70,000 to 85,000 this year.

This is still a much lower figure that it previously welcomed, with 424,000 a year in 2014.

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