Tourism

Tourists return to Tunisia after terror

Tunisia is still counting the cost of the worst terror attacks in its modern history. In 2015, ISIS attacks in Sousse and Tunis killed 60 people. The majority of the victims were European tourists. The attacks took a heavy toll on the country's tourism sector, which accounts for around one-sixth of GDP and provides employment for more than 200,000 people. Visitor numbers fell by 25% to 5.4 million in 2015, and revenue from tourists dropped by 35% to $1.1 billion. Mass unemployment and business closures ravaged the resorts. But after two barren years there are signs the industry is finally coming back to life. A tourist on a sunbed on the Tunisian resort island of Djerba. Visitor numbers fell by 25% in 2015 after ISIS attacks on tourist sites.