To think we should cancel our holiday to Tunisia?
googlenut · 26/06/2015 22:26
So holiday booked to Sousse with Thomas Cooke. Member of the party include two 84 year olds and a child with autism. Not due to go to the end July but reckon we should just persuade TC to refund or reallocate to different country.
FarFromAnyRoad · 26/06/2015 22:28
Is there any advice online at FCO yet? I'd probably wait and see what the official advice is - because if they don't advise cancellation I'm not sure how far you'll get with Thomas Cook.
If it was me I wouldn't go but it's possible that that view is unreasonable!
EllaBella1 · 26/06/2015 22:30
Yes. I am not one for jumping on the band wagon but two men shot 37 tourists dead today on a beach. I would not put my family in that situation. Thomas Cook will let you change. I would doubt you would get insured now.
I actually stayed at the hotel next door a few years ago. It's not worth the risk
MrsTerryPratchett · 26/06/2015 22:32
Wait for the official advice. I have rescheduled one holiday due to bombing (based on FCO advice). I have also gone on a couple of others to areas that had recent bombs and a mass killing. The travel advice is normally very good and hasn't steered me wrong so far.
geezpeace · 26/06/2015 22:36
we were due to fly to Port el Kantoui a week on sunday. Jet2 have said we can change destination, so now going to north of Ibiza on Thursday (not first choice but it came in at around the same price, anywhere else would habe been an extra Â£500+)
I'm 95% sure that the foreign office have declared it unsafe. I am so sad about this, those poor innocents and the tunisians whose livelihoods depend on tourism but I wouldn't be able to look.forward to it, nor would I be able to relax when there. And I am in desperate need of relaxation, any more stress would fimish me off at this rate
you should be able to change destination or get your money back. contact your travel provider asap
EllaBella1 · 26/06/2015 22:41
This shooting happened outside thomsons biggest hotel. It's at the riu imperial marhaba, the royal Kenz and the Bellevue. It's literally the tourist hot spot in the purpose made tourist area. This hasn't happened in some remote area where no tourists go. It was an attack on tourists
FadedRed · 26/06/2015 22:41
Not an expert here, but think you won't get any refund unless FCO advise against travel, so maybe best you wait to see what happens over the next few days to see if the date changes to include your planned holiday time.
Having said that, when you look at risk vs hazard, you are statistically many times more likely to have a road traffic accident if you drive to the airport than become involved in a terrorist atrocity.
But statistics aside, Tunisia depends very greatly on tourism, so security will be heightened to minimise recurrence, so likely to be safer.
None of the above really helps in regard to how you will feel/can you still enjoy your holiday, however.
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