‘‘At the very least we ask for the erasing of the debts linked to accumulated taxes as has been done for other sectors in difficulty, such as agriculture,’’ Ahmed suggested. Lowering fares to the south on the state-owned carrier, Air Algerie, would be a big help, he said, but fears it may be too late.
‘‘The attack on Ain Amenas is for us the coup de grace,’’ Ahmed said. ‘‘It is the death of tourism in south Algeria.’’
Schemm reported from Rabat, Morocco.