SWISS will be flying to Djerba as part of Geneva Expansion in summer 2020

Zurich (ZRH) based Swiss International Air Lines, or simply SWISS will be flying to Djerba-Zarzis International Airport (DJE) from Geneva every Saturday between the 4th of July and the 29th of August. SWISS has announced six new destinations from its focus city of Geneva (GVA) for summer 2020. Formed after the bankruptcy of Swissair, the Basel Mulhouse Freiburg headquartered airline is a part of the Lufthansa Group and is a member of the Star Alliance. Starting on June 22nd SWISS will be flying from Geneva to Rhodes (Greece), Djerba (Tunisia), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Menorca (Spain), Antalya…

AMEA Power, TBEA unveil 100-MW solar award in Kairouan, Tunisia

The consortium formed by TBEA Xinjiang New Energy Co Ltd and Dubai-based AMEA Power has won a 100-MW solar project in Tunisia after participating in an international tender, Renewables Now reported on Thursday. The two companies will build the solar power plant at a site in Kairouan and, upon completion, will sell its generated electricity under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG), the same source said. AMEA Power noted that in this particular solar tender, the Ministry of Industry and SMEs awarded…

Tunisie Telecom, Tunisair sign data safety partnership agreement

A partnership agreement in data safety was signed on Wednesday by Tunisair CEO Elyes Mnakbi and Tunisie Telecom CEO Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem. Under this agreement, Tunisie Telecom operator will provide national carrier Tunisair with a backup website in its Carthage Data Centre, the national carrier said in a statement issued on Thursday. The partnership between Tunisair Tunisie Telecom aims to ensure the continuity and availability of its data and critical business applications on another backup website for ensuring the resumption of activities in a very limited timeframe in the event…

5MW Adam Photovoltaic Plant in Tunisia inaugurated

The Adam Photovoltaic Plant in Tunisia, which has been set up by Eni’s subsidiary, Eni Tunisia BV in partnership with the national company, Entreprise Tunisienne d’Activités Pétrolières (ETAP), has been inaugurated, Construction Review Online reported. The 5MW Adam Photovoltaic Plant in Tunisia has been set up within the Adam concession in the south of Tataouine Goveornrate whose Eni is the operator. The installation will see the production of solar energy using an off-grid operational configuration. The energy that will be produced by the Adam photovoltaic plant will be used directly by…

Barceló Hotels, UFI Group deal ink deal for new hotel management in Tunisia

Barceló Hotel Group and UFI Group have signed an agreement to create a new hotel management company: Barceló Caravel. This joint venture was born with the vision to become a leader in the Tunisian hotel sector. Barceló Caravel will open its portfolio with a total of six-star and five-star business and leisure hotels and 1,485 rooms. The properties are distributed across Tunisia in Tunis, Sfax, Yasmine Hammamet, Port El Kantaoui and Sousse, BREAKING Travel News reported on Thursday. The company’s portfolio includes five hotels owned by the UFI Group and…

Scatec secured 300 MW of solar capacity in 500 MW Tunisia auction

Norwegian solar developer Scatec Solar ASA has confirmed it secured the lion’s share of the PV generation capacity available in the 500 MW tender held by the Tunisian government in the summer, pv-magazine reported on Tuesday. Scatec today announced it had secured the largest of the five projects available, a 200 MW facility planned at Tataouine, as well as two 50 MW schemes, in Tozeur and Sidi Bouzid. A press release issued by Scatec today to publicize its 400 MW of Tunisian project capacity – reported in direct current terms as 240 MW and…

Arab world’s iconic date palm culture recognized by UNESCO heritage list

Date palms have existed since 4,000 BC and have been the symbol of hospitality and prosperity in countries across the Arab world. The Arab region’s iconic date palm trees were officially recognized on Wednesday by UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, stepFEED reported. The announcement came during the annual meeting of the Intangible Heritage Committee held in Bogotá, Colombia. “The date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practices have played a pivotal role in strengthening the connection between people and the land in the Arab region, helping them face the challenges of the harsh desert environment,” the…

EasyJet to return to Tunisia for first time since 2015

EasyJet will fly to Tunisia next year for the first time since the Sousse terror attack in 2015, the Telegraph reports Thursday. EasyJet, which revealed its return this week, will fly twice a week from Gatwick to Enfidha in the Gulf of Hammamet, an hour’s drive from Sousse, from May 2.  Tourism has since picked up again after the Tunisian government increased security around popular destinations, and negative travel advice was lifted. Major European tour operators start to return to Tunisia in 2018 with tourist numbers beginning to return to…

Tunisie Telecom and Cisco launch new generation of SD-WAN networks

Tunisie Telecom and Cisco announced on Wednesday the signing of a new commercial and technological cooperation agreement for the marketing of SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide-Area Networking). This agreement was signed in Tunisie Telecom’s headquarters by Jihene Bouzaiene, Executive Director of the national operator’s Enterprise Market and Skander Ghatta, Cisco Country Manager, in the presence of Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem, President and CEO of Tunisie Telecom, and Loaii Zoheir, Service Provider Sales Director North Africa of Cisco. Thanks to this partnership, Tunisie Telecom is entering a new era of support for Tunisian companies…

D17 of the Tunisian Post elected “Best Mobile Application 2019”

The D17 mobile application, launched by the Tunisian Post last October to offer students and merchants a range of digitized and innovative financial services, was voted best mobile application for 2019. The Tunisian Post won this trophy during the 2019 edition of the Tunisia Digital Awards competition, which took place from 4 to 6 December. This competition recognizes “performance, creativity and innovation in multiple areas of a constantly evolving sector, which includes digital content creation, advertising and marketing, mobile media, application development, social networks, web design and development”. The D17…