Thomas Cook returns to Tunisia for first time since 2015 terror attack

Demand also went up the year before the Sousse attack. The group of tourists were met by Nabeul governor Saloua Khiari in a festive atmosphere.

Thomas Cook will fly from Birmingham to Enfidha after the tour operator restarted its flight and holiday programme.

The decision was taken to put the destination back on sale after the United Kingdom government changed its advice for Tunisia meaning that British holidaymakers can now travel to the majority of the country.

Thomas Cook is resuming its holiday and flight operations to Tunisia for United Kingdom customers from today.

Thirty-eight people (including thirty British citizens) were gunned down at the five-star Riu Imperial Marhaba Hotel in Sousse on that date.

Thomas Cook has resumed flights from the United Kingdom to Tunisia for the first time since 2015, when 30 Britons were killed in the Sousse beach attack.

Earlier in 2015, former Black Country solicitor Sally Adey, who lived near Albrighton, was killed in an Islamic State attack at the Bardo Museum in the Tunisian capital Tunis.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against all but essential visits to Tunisia following the attacks. "So it's no surprise that it is proving popular once again".

Thomson, now TUI, is reintroducing flights from England but said no announcement re Scots packages is planned as yet.

A total of 38 tourists were killed during the rampage, a number of who were holidaying British couples.

Until a year ago it had advised against all but essential travel to the country.

Vanessa Coleman

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