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Tunisia’s tourism sector faces issues

26 Jun 2016

(MENAFN) Tunisia’s tourist industry is still struggling to recover from the attack of 39 British holidaymakers was gunned on a beach and an earlier Islamic State raid on a museum.

However, the Imperial Marhaba hotel remains closed, and other hotels have also shut down as British tour groups, once among the resort’s main visitors, stay away.

Additionally, a tourism account for 8 percent of the country’s GDP, provides 1000 of jobs and is a key source of foreign currency.

On the other hand, lost revenues, down 35 percent last year, at USD1.5bn, which helped push the dinar currency to historic lows against the dollar and euro.

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