Thomas Cook Flies First British Tourists Back to Tunisia

Leading UK tour operator Thomas Cook is flying its first British tourists back to Tunisia today - the first time since the terror attacks in Sousse three years ago

Thomas Cook said its flight and holiday programme begins with three weekly flights to Enfidha from Manchester, London Gatwick and Birmingham. This will expand to include Glasgow from April and Newcastle and London Stansted from May.

It comes after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) eased its travel advice last summer for the capital Tunis and major tourist resorts in Tunisia.

However the FCO say it continues to caution against “all travel” and “all but essential travel” to some areas of the country, including those areas  close to the Libyan border.

Thomas Cook resumed holiday sales to UK customers in August last year. At the time Managing Director Chris Mottershead said: “Tunisia has been a popular destination for decades and with our first three flights sold out, there is an appetite from our customers.”