British holidaymakers are putting their lives at risk just to save a few pounds. Since the tragic terrorist attack in Port El Kantaoui in 2015, where 30 Brits were killed, Flights to the North African country have been banned, but that hasn’t stopped some bargain hunters.
Fed up with high holiday prices and the low exchange rate some holidaymakers are ignoring how dangerous taking a holiday in Tunisia could be. Even though flights to the country have been banned, and the country is in a state of emergency, some UK holidaymakers are travelling to France to grab themselves cheap flights to Tunisia.
With the cheap flights and the hotel prices being rock bottom there is a bargain to have, but is it really worth it.?
The tourism industry in Tunisia has hit rock bottom, but the hotel owners are fighting back by tempting UK holidaymakers with special low hotel rates. With hotels offering rooms from as little as £35-a-night it seems to be working. More UK holidaymakers are now putting their safety aside to grab one of the lowest holiday deals available, and now the government fears British holidaymakers could be in danger.
In2town Travel Magazine spoken to five different people who have visited Tunisia in the past three months and not one of them had a bad word to say about their holiday. According to those people we spoken to the staff at the hotels could not do enough for them.
Sarah, A single mum of two from Manchester, said: “I have just come back from Tunisia and stayed in a four-star hotel. The staff at the hotel were great, and we felt very safe.”
It seems Sarah is not the only one who felt safe. According to Tom, from Liverpool, Tunisia is a safe place to take the family. He said: “We thought we could not afford a holiday this year, but then I saw the cheap flights and the cheap hotel prices, and it gave us the perfect holiday within our small budget.”
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office still advise against any travel to Tunisia.
The FCO says: “A state of emergency is in effect in Tunisia, imposed after a suicide attack on a police bus on 24 November 2015.
“Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia. Security forces remain on a high state of alert in Tunis and other places.
“Since the terrorist attack in Sousse in June 2015, the Tunisian government has put in place additional security measures, but the intelligence and threat picture has developed considerably, including in neighbouring Libya.”
Although the country could be at risk, and holidaymakers could be putting their lives at risk, it seems those looking for a cheap holiday are being tempted to go to Tunisia.
By Diane Walker