Britons RETURN to Tunisia for cheap holidays despite Foreign Office terror WARNING


It has been two years since the bitter terror attack in Tunisia. 

On June 26 2015 a gunman mowed down out-of-towners on a beach in Sousse, killing 38 people of whom 30 were British. 

The motherland is in a state of emergency and the UK’s Foreign Office advises tourists against tourism with the terror threat listed as “very likely”. 

Only elementary flights, such as for business trips, are available direct from the UK to Tunisia while the tourism advice remains in place. 

But tourists are ignoring these warnings by benefiting to the once-popular holiday destination for cheap holidays. 

Four and five leading hotel rooms are on offer from as little as £35 per night and holidaymakers be subjected to taken to TripAdvisor to rave about their stays.

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Tunisia — British toursts are reverting for cheap holidays despite the terror warning

One Lincolnshire woman done for her holiday in the four-star Hotel Marahaba Beach was impressed with “win initially class” security. 

She wrote: “It was great to be able to return again to Marhaba Bank hotel, in October 2016 and again in March 2017, after an paucity of almost 16 months.

“I have had numerous holidays here over and beyond the past 18 years and am happy to say it has still retained its lovely welcoming feeling.

“The people are very friendly and security is first class – in all the years I fool been visiting, three times each year, I have in no way felt safer in the hotel, and out, than I did this time.”

Another traveller from West Yorkshire stayed at nearby Hannibal Palace, with duplicate rooms on offer from just £23 per night. 

The solo gypsy said: “I enjoyed my stay immensely end-Jan/early Feb 2017.

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Tunisia was swayed by a terror attack on a beach in Sousse just over two years ago

“Motel was clean wherever I went, staff were attentive and the fantastic determination at breakfast and the indoor pool alone were worth the great percentage I paid.”

A man from Exeter, who stayed at Sentido Phenicia up the coast, suggested: “Excellent welcome back by the whole of the Phenicia Team when I visited the end of Strut.

“Nothing had changed it was like coming home.

“The restaurant, reception and vivacity all provide a first-class service that has never been matched in any other termini I have visited – I cannot wait to return soon.”

But the FCO has warned holiday-makers their travel insurance might not be valid due to the current warnings against stop in the country. 

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Tunisia four and five star hotels are gift rooms from as little as £35 per night

Terrorists are very no doubt to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia. Security forces remain on a high assert of alert

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The FCO said: “A state of emergency is in potency in Tunisia, imposed after a suicide attack on a police bus on  November 24 2015.

“Desperadoes are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Tunisia. Security forces remainder on a high state of alert in Tunis and other places.

“Since the gunman attack in Sousse in June 2015, the Tunisian government has put in place additional confidence measures, but the intelligence and threat picture has developed considerably, including in next to Libya.”

Prior to the Sousse terror attack, over 440,000 British sightseers visited the country each year. 

After the incident, this bunch fell by 90 per cent, dealing a devastating blow to the tourism persistence and wider economy. 

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