The absence of a direct flight and rising hotel accommodation rates are the main reasons for the decline in the number of Algerian tourists visiting the Djerba-Zarzis tourist area, representatives of Tunisian and Algerian travel agencies said on Saturday.
Of the 1.5 million Algerian tourists who travelled to Tunisia last year, only 200 have stayed in Djerba, they stressed at a press conference held on Saturday in the city on the occasion of a visit by a delegation of representatives of Algerian travel agencies and media.
This visit is part of the initiative launched by travel agencies in both countries to make known the destination Djerba and the promotional rates of its hotels with the Algerian tourist, said Mourad Magroun, representative of a travel agency in Tunisia.
For his part, Youssef Ouchich, representative of a travel agency in Algeria, pointed out that Algerian tourists often opt for the tourist areas of Sousse and Hammamet because the distance is closer, especially since they believe that the Destination Djerba-Zarzis is very remote and isolated and its tariffs are excessive.
“This is why the effort is currently focused, with our Tunisian partners, on the need to strengthen and diversify the promotion campaigns on this destination with our customers,” he pointedout.