Tunisia’s tourism is severely impacted after the attack

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Tunisia’s government says the attack could cost the country more than half a billion dollars in tourism revenue. That’s around a quarter of the money it makes each year from foreign visitors. Thousands of tourists have fled. CCTV’s Adel EL Mahrouky filed this report from Sousse.

Tunisia's tourism is severely impacted after the attack

Tunisia's government says the attack could cost the country more than half a billion dollars in tourism revenue. That's around a quarter of the money it makes each year from foreign visitors. Thousands of tourists have fled.

Highlights:

  • Tourism is the primary source of foreign currency for Tunisia.
  • Over 10% of the labor force work in tourism, that’s nearly 400 thousand people.