Tabarka/Ain Draham observe World Tourism Day, September 27

September 24, 2020

(TAP)- The tourist resort of Tabarka/Ain Drahem (Jendouba) will observe on September 27, the World Tourism Day, organised this year on the theme 'Tourism and Rural Development.'

Indeed, The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world, according to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

The latter pointed out that 'this year’s international day of observation comes at a critical moment, as countries around the world look to tourism to drive recovery, including in rural communities where the sector is a leading employer and economic pillar.'

“All around the world, tourism empowers rural communities, providing jobs and opportunity, most notably for women and youth. Tourism also enables rural communities to hold onto their unique cultural heritage and traditions, and the sector is vital for safeguarding habitat and endangered species,' said UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, adding that the World Tourism Day is 'a chance to recognize the role tourism plays outside of major cities and its ability to build a better future for all.”

// Tabarka/Ain Draham, a diversified natural and cultural potential in need of sustainable development//

Tunisia will observe this day through the ecotourism destination of Tabarka/Ain Draham, naturally rich with sea, forests, archaeological sites, nature reserves and hot springs, thereby allowing the tourism sector to participate in the economic recovery.

The region counts 24 accommodation units with a total capacity of 4,307 beds, 9 classified restaurants, 11 travel agencies, a gulf course which extends over 110 hectares, the most prestigious at the national level and which also meets international standards, said Local Tourism Director of Tabarka and Ain Draham Aissa Marouani.

The region also has a marina, three scuba diving centres, two equestrian centres, three thalasso therapy resorts, mountain circuits, two centres specialising in wild boar hunting, 3 international festivals and 4 sports centres with an international nature, he pointed out.

The sector will be consolidated in the region with a number of projects, currently nearing completion, including the construction of a 3-star hotel with a maximum capacity of 100 beds with a thalasso therapy station in Beni Mtir, two residential complexes and three guest houses, Marouani specified.

Tabarka and Ain Draham recorded, during this tourist season, a dynamic with an occupancy rate of 50% of most hotel units.

The tourist season in Tabarka continues after the high season with the exploitation of various tourist products with high added value to improve performance and ensure the sustainability of the sector.


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