Tunisia: Tourism

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has had recent discussions with the Government of Tunisia on encouraging increased UK tourism to that country.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

​We recognise the significance of tourism to the Tunisian economy, and the importance of security in enabling tourism.

We are helping the Tunisian Government to build their capacity to deal with security challenges – our support has more than doubled since 2014/15, and this coming financial year will exceed £12 million. 120,000 UK tourists visited Tunisia in 2018 - up from 25,000 in 2017.

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