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Tunisia lost a million tourists in 2015 (Minister)

The number of tourists who visited Tunisia reached 3 million at the end of August 2015, i.e. down almost one million tourists compared to the same period in 2014, Minister of Tourism, Salma Rekik Elloumi said, Thursday, September 3, 2015, in an interview with Mosaiquefm.

The minister added that the tourism sector has been in crisis since 2010 which worsened with the Revolution in 2011 with the number of tourists visiting Tunisia declining over 50%.

On the other hand, she said his Ministry is working to change the image of Tunisia abroad and plans to open new markets like China and India to attract a new category of tourists.

After last June 26 terrorist attack in a hotel located in the tourist resort of El Kantaoui, Sousse, many European tour operators have canceled thousands of intended stays in Tunisia and some Tunisian hotels have closed doors following the drop in tourist arrivals.

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