Sumary of Tunisia and Morocco hoteliers eye an end to COVID downturn:
- The October sun warms the sands of Hammamet beach on Tunisia’s east coast, but the coronavirus pandemic still casts a shadow, and visitor numbers are yet to bounce back.
- After two ruined seasons in a row, operators in Tunisia and Morocco are licking their wounds and hoping the lifting of travel restrictions will spell better days.
- TUNISIA SHATTERED BY COVID This year was better than the last, “which was really a terrible season.
- The luxury facility, with swimming pools overlooking rows of deckchairs along the shore, had to halve its capacity of 1 000 beds in July as a spike in coronavirus cases battered Tunisia.
- READ: Airline Update: Third Middle East airline heads to South Africa TUNISIA KEPT OUT The country found itself on European nations’ red lists, making it virtually impossible for holidaymakers from major markets including France, Germany, and Italy to visit.
- TUNISIA REGAINS INTERNATIONALS Elena Bakurova flew in from Vladivostok in the east of Russia to celebrate her 44th birthday and “discover Africa”.