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27.06.2011

Campaign to control quality of hotel services to be launched soon

TUNIS (TAP/ MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011)- A national campaign to control the quality of hotel services is to be launched next July 1, the Trade and Tourism Ministry announced Monday.

 

This campaign was decided by the National Board of Tunisian Tourism (ONTT) during a working session devoted to reviewing the tourist situation in the country.

 

The main objective of the 3-week campaign is, according to the ministry's statement, "to prioritise advice and training for managers of tourist institutions."

 

This decision was taken following the unprecedented slowdown recorded by the tourist sector since January 14, with a fall of 40% in arrivals and 50% in revenues.

 

More than 3,000 direct jobs were lost as well because of the situation prevailing in the country since the Revolution. The civil war in Libya has also worsened the situation.

 

ONTT's Director General Habib Ammar had told the media, previously, that the crisis of the tourism sector in Tunisia is the most serious in its history.

 

Indeed, its impact has exceeded those of the Gulf War in 1991, the September 11, 2001 and Ghriba (Djerba Island) in 20