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Thomson Holidays scraps Tunisia summer 2016 programme

Thomson Holidays today confirmed the cancellation of all holidays to Tunisia for summer 2016.

The operator is offering refunds to people with bookings to the north African country.

Thirty three of parent company Tui Group’s holidaymakers were killed in the beach terrorist attack near Sousse in June last year.

Thomson said: “As the Foreign and Commonwealth continues to advise against all but essential travel to Tunisia, Thomson Airways can confirm the cancellation of further outbound flights from the UK to Tunisia, up to and including Monday 31st October 2016.

“Customers affected by this will be able to change their holiday to any of our destinations currently on sale, without incurring an amendment fee, or receive a full refund.”

The operator is offering a £30 discount if the new holiday departs on or before October 31 provided it is booked by February 29 2016.

The discount will apply regardless of whether the alternative holiday is cheaper or more expensive, the Thomsons said.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused, whilst the FCO advice to Tunisia is in place,” Thomson announced.

“We hope this information allows our customers to make alternative holiday plans.”

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