Caabu Director on visit to Tunisia why we need to support it

Caabu Director on visit to Tunisia why we need to support it
May 2016

Caabu Director Chris Doyle joined a delegation to Tunisia, meeting with senior officials, members of civil society and those involved in the tourist industry.  He visited the sites of the awful 2015 massacres at the Bardo museum and the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse.

Commenting on the visit, Chris said, “The atmosphere was grim, people massively concerned about the state of economy and the lack of jobs particularly for young people. They were keen to kick start the tourism sector and were desperate to know when Britain would lift its advice against all but essential travel. Many hotels had closed due to the lack of numbers and tourist-dependent industries such as handicrafts were deeply affected.  Everything possible to help Tunisia during this challenging period must be done if we are to ensure a safe transition to a viable democratic state.”

Chris wrote an article on Tunisia here for Al Arabiya.  Former Caabu Board member, James Denselow, who was also on the delegation, wrote for Al Jazeera English on Tunisia’s security first approach.