Travel agent will re­fund all Tu­nisia book­ings

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Will Hen­shaw

A travel agent in Ruther­glen is of­fer­ing hol­i­day mak­ers a re­fund or al­ter­na­tive book­ings fol­low­ing the Tu­nisia Beach mas­sacre.

On June 26 Tu­nisian stu­dent Seifed­dine Rezgui walked on to the beach at the El Kan­taoui re­sort in Sousse and opened fire, killing 38 peo­ple – in­clud­ing 30 UK na­tion­als.

Burn­side travel on Brown­side Road has said if clients were booked to go to the North African coun­try from up to July 12 they can get a full re­fund or book to go some­where else with any tour op­er­a­tor.

If they were booked to go any­time up un­til Oc­to­ber 31 they could book to go some­where else, as long as it’s with the same tour op­er­a­tor.

Karen Bain, a travel clerk with Burn­side Travel, added :“We didn’t have a lot of Tu­nisia book­ings, any book­ing we had were be­fore July 12 and they all re­booked for some­where else.”

Man­ager of Thomas Cook in Ruther­glen Deb­bie McDon­nell de­clined to com­ment on spe­cific hol­i­days to Tu­nisia but added: “Busi­ness is go­ing well and peo­ple are still go­ing on hol­i­days.”

The for­eign travel ad­vice sec­tion of the UK Gov­ern­ment ad­vised any trav­ellers to keep in touch with their tour op­er­a­tor and fol­low any ad­vice from Tu­nisian se­cu­rity author­i­ties.

It also added that fur­ther ter­ror­ist at­tacks are likely, in­clud­ing in tourist re­sorts, and by in­di­vid­u­als un­known to the author­i­ties, whose ac­tions may be inspired by ter­ror­ist groups via so­cial media.

If hol­i­day­mak­ers see any­thing sus­pi­cious they are en­cour­aged to im­me­di­ately re­port it to po­lice by call­ing the con­fi­den­tial anti-ter­ror­ist hot­line on 0800 789321.

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