Thomas Cook returns to Tunisia for first time since 2015 terror attack

Thomas Cook is resuming its holiday and flight operations to Tunisia for UK customers from today.It will be the first time the tour operator has flown to the country since a 2015 beach attack in which 30 Britons were killed.The programme will start with three weekly flights to Enfidha, from Manchester, London Gatwick and Birmingham, expanding to include Glasgow from April and Newcastle and London Stansted from May. The decision was taken to put the destination back on sale after the UK government changed its advice for Tunisia meaning that British holidaymakers can now travel to the majority of the country. Re-launching holidays to the North African country also reflects customer demand – since going on sale in August 2017 Tunisia has proven popular with the first three flights selling out.ADVERTISEMENTChris Mottershead, managing director at Thomas Cook UK, said: “Tunisia has been a popular tourist destination for decades and with our first three flights sold out, there is an appetite from our customers. “Its soft, long beaches, year-round sun, historic ruins and tasty local food mean it attracts lots of loyal visitors, as well as those visiting for the first time.“Tunisia is once again proving to be a popular choice for a value for money holiday.” Holidaymakers can enjoy a range of excursions to explore Tunisia’s rich Roman heritage including Carthage and El Djem.OlderSingapore Tourism hits new heights for second year in successionNewerRMS St Helena sets sail for final timeLet's block ads! (Why?)