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    I was amazed to see leading tour firms still advertising holidays in Tunisia for summer 2016 as if everything is hunky dory after 2 gun massacres in the museum and on a hotel beach which left over 60 dead.

    The latest bombing of a Russian plane full of 224 holiday makers over Egypt is yet another example that innocent tourists are continuing to be targeted by ISIS in North Africa. Yet UK tour firms continue to put customers and their staff at risk.

    Tunisia is probably a higher risk than Egypt or Morroco. Tunisia borders lawless Libya which has a lot of ISIS terrorists, and a lot of ISIS members in Syria and Iraq are from Tunisia. Some rural parts of a Tunisia are occupied by ISIS. The risk of bombings, gun massacres and kidnappings is all too high and it's happened several times recently to tourists.

    Of course tourists can choose where to holiday but so long as tour firms offer cheap holiday deals in Tunisia the naive and daring will go. And so long as that happens, Holiday reps will be sent to Tunisia risking their lives. These are young people often on gap years, peoples sons or daughters, peoples girl or boy friends etc. They unfortunately can't choose where to go.

    Maybe all tour firms are interested in is making money and maybe not the safety of their customers or staff.
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    No, you most certainly are safe to go...
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    Tourism is desperately important to help these countries move forward. Without the jobs that tourism provides there will be many discontented young people who are easy pickings for the terrorist scum recruiters.
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    End of the day ots the peoples decision to spend their money to book a holiday they knw might be risky

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    London, had a couple of terrorist attacks. So what?
    Tourism in London is going pretty well. In fact the UK economy slightly depends on tourism as well
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    (Original post by eoe)
    London, had a couple of terrorist attacks. So what?
    Tourism in London is going pretty well. In fact the UK economy slightly depends on tourism as well
    7/7 was a one off. In Tunisia there were 2 gun massacres only months apart and now a plane blown up in Egypt. All in North Africa and all targeting tourists. That's enough to say its becoming something of a trend.

    Compared to London or the UK in general there are far more ISIS operatives in Tunisia and neighbouring lawless Libya. The borders are just sand, anyone can cross.

    Police, soldiers and security are paid very little in Tunisia compared to their counterparts in Britain and are more likely to take a bribe from a terrorist to enter a resort and attack or kidnap tourists and then there are those whose ideologies could overrule their job!

    Security in London is surprisingly very strong!
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    (Original post by Hibzish)
    End of the day ots the peoples decision to spend their money to book a holiday they knw might be risky

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    True. But as I said that so long as people go to risky countries on package tours, holidays reps will have to be sent there too. They unfortunately can not choose where they are sent.

    My ex girl friend has wanted to be a tour rep all her life. She has just got a job as tour rep. She is terrified of being sent to Tunisia, and will quit her dream job if she is sent there

    Her dreams as a tour rep, were of working in Ibiza amongst the young people, working with families in Greece, Spain, working in Thailand or being a ski, snowboard rep in the ski resorts. Basically having fun and seeing others have fun The last thing she wants is to be amongst a blood bath or a victim in one in a place that's already had several massacres!
    What 22 year old girl wants to work in a place like that?

    If she was kidnapped, would her tour firm or government pay the ransom for her release? I doubt it.
 
 
 
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