We are invested in Tunisia’s growth as an international tourist destination – and festivals are a dynamic component of cultural tourism! Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Erica Thibault met with Tunisian representatives from the Ministries of Tourism and Culture and the private sector who will be participating in the Smithsonian FolkLife Festival in Washington D.C. These festival organizers will engage with Smithsonian experts on programming, design, community engagement, and marketing of festivals to bring back best practices to Tunisia.
The U.S. is proud to build on USAID – US Agency for International Development’s partnership with the Smithsonian as we continue to develop the skills of local artisans and event organizers to promote Tunisia’s cultural heritage and boost tourism opportunities for Tunisians by Tunisians. We wish the delegation a safe journey and look forward to seeing festivals flourish across Tunisia.