Rus Tourism News

Thomas Cook to return to Tunisia

Thomas Cook is to resume holidays to Tunisia in February for the first time since a terrorist attack on the popular resort of Sousse left 38 dead in 2015.

The operator said it was starting in “just a few resorts, mainly near to Hammamet, and only eight hotels”  from February 13. Thomas Cook did not stop selling trips to French, German and Belgian holidaymakers after the Sousse attack as their governments did not recommend against visiting Tunisia.

Direct flights to Tunis from London continued under the ban, but there were no services between the UK and Monastir or Enfidha.

Tunisian officials said they expect the number of foreign tourists to increase to 6.5 million this year, up about 30% from 2016 – but down from the 6.9m peak in 2010.

Iuliia Tore