Tunis/Tunisia — “It’s apparent that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict will have an effect on Tunisian tourism, however the Tourism Division will endeavour to beat this disaster,” Tourism Minister Mohamed Moez Belhassine stated on Wednesday in a press release to the media in Tunis, on the fringes of the Nationwide Discussion board on Home Tourism.
He indicated on this regard, that a number of flights to Tunisia will likely be cancelled because of the conflict and the variety of Russian vacationers will additional drop in view of the rising journey prices.
“A monitoring unit has been arrange throughout the Tourism division to supervise the repercussions of the conflict. This unit is in direct contact with all of the tour operators within the Russian and Ukrainian markets, in addition to these in Japanese and Central Europe,” the minister added.
Belhassine identified the significance of the Russian market. In 2019, Tunisia had hosted over 630,000 Russian vacationers and 30,000 Ukrainians’.
The objective this 12 months is to protect the identical figures, whereas contemplating a number of components associated to the development of the epidemiological scenario within the nation, the provision of air transport and the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, he specified.
In 2020 and 2021, the variety of vacationers fell because of the well being disaster, the minister stated, including that solely 90 thousand Russian vacationers had visited Tunisia throughout this era.
“There are at present no scheduled vacationer journeys from Russia,” he indicated, saying that the ministry is looking for to spice up the stream of Russian vacationers to Tunisia by scheduling direct journeys between the 2 international locations.