Lonely Planet Writer

Tourism losses for Tunisia predicted to be $515m

Tunisia’s tourism industry is expected to suffer greatly after last week’s attack on a beach hotel, with forecasts predicting losses of $515m in 2015.

Tunisia tourism expected to suffer after last week's attack.
Tunisia tourism expected to suffer after last week’s attack. Image by Tarek / CC BY-SA 2.0

Tourism Minister Salma Loumi said “The attack had a great impact on the economy, the losses will be large.” Tourism is a major source of income for the North African country. Read more: arabianbusiness.com