Tourism indusry in Tunisia generates around 9.4 million arrivals per year as per wikipedia. This is one of the most visited countries in Africa. Since the begining of 1960s Tunisia has been an attractive destination. Tunisia's tourist attractions are its cosmopolitan capital city of Tunis, the ancient ruins of Carthage, the Muslim and Jewish quarters of Jerba, and coastal resorts outside Monastir and other places. Tunisia is known for its golden beaches, sunny weather and affordable luxuries.
Due to Mediterranean location and its tradition of low-cost package holidays from Western Europe Tunisia gets advantage in tourism turnout. Tunisia is also an attractive destination for its large number of important festivals. The majority of these festivals occur in summer such as International Festival of Carthage which is the most important festival in the Arab world hosting stars and bands from all over the world, and Tabarka Jazz Festival.
Before, Tunisia's main attraction was on its northeast coastline around Tunis but not Tunisia has created several new tourist areas including the resort at Port-el-Kantaoui. The share of tourism sector is 6.5% of Tunisia's GDP. It provides 340,000 jobs of which 85,000 are direct jobs with a high share of seasonal employment. France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom are the four traditional tourist markets. Tunisia is opening its tourism industry to new markets such as Russia and China.
After Bardo National Museum attack and the Sousse attack in 2015, Tunisia's tourism industry suffered a lot. But, Tunisia managed to retrieve its position as one of the top destinations in Africa and the Mediterranean shortly afterwards and recorded 8.3 million visitors in 2018
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