P201 Teletext 201 May 5 00:14:02   ——————————————————— TUNISIA IN FOCUS —— TUNISIA arrived on the UK market a few years back as an ideal wintersun destination. It has an excellent climate, hundreds of good class hotels, a far more liberal and relaxed attitude than other Moslem countries and it all comes at a fair price. Anyone who has seen The English Patient, where the dramatic desert scenes were filmed, will know it is also a surprisingly beautiful country ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Tourist rates 207 World weather 202 AMSTERDAM from £59 rtn plus tax £14.20 SEE p380 World Holiday Sun Metrocast Arrivals
P201 Teletext 201 May 5 00:14:01   ——————————————————— TUNISIA IN FOCUS —— TUNISIA'S first two holiday resorts were Hammal—t and Sousse and, despite rivalry from newer ones like Djerba and El Kantaoui, they are still very popular. Hammamet is an old fishing village with a glorious beach, watersports galore and enough of the old Arab town to give it a Middle East flavour Sousse is a much larger place, more like a city with a beach than a typical resort. The museum, great mosque and the souks are worth seeing ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Holiday Sun 203 Flight Arrivals 290 NAMED LATE HOLIDAYS SEE p278 World Holiday Sun Metrocast Arrivals
P201 Teletext 201 May 5 00:01:00   ——————————————————— TUNISIA IN FOCUS —— SFAX, further down the east coast, is another of Tunisia's cities which has grown into a modern beach resort. A spacious city with museums, a kasbah and regular festivals, it is linked to a good beach with plenty of modern hotels. But the main interest for us is that the city is the setting off point for          GREAT LATE HOLIDAY BARGAINS 3/8 SEE PAGE 281 World Holiday Sun Metrocast Arrivals
P201 Teletext 201 May 5 00:10:00   ——————————————————— TUNISIA IN FOCUS —— TUNISIA has several other main resorts all with their own character. These include: El Kantaoui, near Sousse, is a new upmarket complex complete with golf courses, modern hotels and chic shops built round an old port and now a smart, 300-yacht marina. Monastir is an elegant version of El Kantaoui with golf facilities and a marina as well as a fashionable promenade. There's plenty of history here when the vast beaches tire you. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Stay Healthy While Abroad 208 LATE ESCAPES MED+W/'JDE SEE PAGE 263 World Holiday Sun Metrocast Arrivals
P201 Teletext 201 May 5 00:02:10   ——————————————————— TUNISIA IN FOCUS —— WHILE most tourists go to  to enjoy the resorts it is worth taking time to visit Tunis and some of the historical sites in the north. Tunis is a lively city with a not too big souk to get lost in. But one of its best attractions is the wonderful Bardo Museum which has one of the world's finest mosaic collections. For historic sites, try Carthage, north of Tunis or the great Roman ruins in Dougga, west of Tunis. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Our guide to holidays on Teletext 200 HOLIDAY PAGES BY FAX p367 World Holiday Sun Metrocast Arrivals
P201 Teletext 201 May 5 00:00:20    ——————————————————— TUNISIA IN FOCUS —— FACTFILE  Tunisia, on the Mediterranean  coast of Africa, has a good all  year round climate at its resorts. Temperatures can get very hot in July and August. In the winter months it's around 60F but over 70F for the rest of the year.  Tunisia's food is a mix of Arab,  French and Italian. Couscous is the national dish and comes in a variety of forms. The sticky sweets are excellent, beer fine and wine okay. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Our guide to holidays on  291 gHAT'S ON THE TELLY TONIGHT? p110 World Holiday Sun Metrocast Arrivals
P201 Teletext 201 May 5 00:03:40   ——————————————————— TUNISIA IN FOCUS —— FULL UK passport holders do not need a visa or any inoculations to enter Tunisia for a holiday. THE LOCAL CURRENCY is the dinar which is only available in the country at banks, exchange bureaux or hotels. Credit cards are widely accepted in resort areas but not elsewhere. ARABIC and French are spoken by all Tunisians but an increasing number in the resorts speak English. The locals are an easy going, friendly lot but do dress correctly in mosques. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Tourist rates 207 World weather 202 HOLIDAY PAGES BY FAX p367 World Holiday Sun Metrocast Arrivals
P201 Teletext 201 May 5 00:12:10   ——————————————————— TUNISIA IN FOCUS —— FOR MORE DETAILS of holidays in Tunisia, contact the Tunisian National Tourist Office, 77a 'jgmore Street, London W1H 9LJ. Tel 0171 224 5561. Here are a few of the UK operators: Panorama 01273 206531 Prestige Holidays 01425 480400 Cadogan Holidays 01703 332661 Belleair Holidays 0181 785 3266 Martin Randall Travel 0181 742 3355 Explore Worldwide 01252 319448 Nomadic Thoughts 0181 960 1001 Longshot Golf Holidays 01730 230370. ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Do You Need a Visa? 208 THE TOP TV STORIES p110 World Holiday Sun Metrocast Arrivals