“2023 will be the year of return to pre-pandemic levels in tourism,» Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts Mohamed Moez Belhassin said Friday in Beja.
Speaking at the inauguration of the extension of the local craft village, the minister told TAP “the recovery of the tourism sector has been confirmed in recent months thanks to the strategy of revision of the Tunisian tourism model to diversify the product, encourage investment and improve the offer, which enhance the ambition to recover pre-pandemic figures.
Belhassine stressed the importance of the role played by artisan villages in networking and promoting the national tourist offer on international markets, adding that the expansion of the Beja artisan village is part of his department’s strategy to promote the artisan sector.
He considered that the handicraft sector is a symbol of national identity and contributes to the preservation of the tangible and intangible heritage, adding that the extension of the Handicraft Village of Beja aims to promote the wealth of the region (embroidery, weaving, cheese…) and to encourage creativity and innovation in this sector with a strong export potential.
Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse