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Arson attack threatens Tunisia’s efforts to boost its tourism

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian salafists on Sunday (March 31st) night torched a brand-new tourist facility in the coastal town of Hergla.

French politician: Violent Islamist mobs attack tourists in Tunisia

Tunisia is falling prey to violent Islamist mobs, a Franco-Tunisian politician from the Loire valley has warned, after he narrowly escaped a "lynching" when he returned to his native town for a family

Minister: Tunisia receives over 3 million tourists

Tunisia which has hosted since the beginning of the current year nearly 3 million and 27 thousand tourists, has recorded 1,400 million dinars in returns, Tourism Minister Elyes Fakhfakh said, on Thurs

Tourists and investors cautiously returning to Tunisia

At its factory on the outskirts of Tunis, US company Eurocast is gearing up for expansion.

Italy and Tunisia closer than ever

ITALY (eTN) - The countries of Italy and Tunisia will sign an agreement for cultural tourism.

Tunisia is calm and prices are low, but where are the...

At first glance, the russet-brown ruins on a hill beside the Gulf of Tunis do not look like remarkable monuments to human resilience.

Tunisia’s Prime Minister promises democracy and end to discrimination

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 27 January 2012 – Speaking to participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012, Tunisia’s new prime minister, Hammadi Jebali, promised that the country’s

Tourists skip Egypt, Tunisia, flock to UAE

Tourists are converging upon Dubai and Abu Dhabi this Christmas, as travellers seek alternative warm winter getaways to turbulent Egypt and Tunisia.

Tunisia’s Islamists promise no restrictions for tourists

Western travelers planning to visit Tunisia in the near future have been reassured that the Islamist Ennahda party, which won the most votes in assembly elections last month, will not be imposing rest

Egypt and Tunisia trying to woo back tourists

Against heavy odds, Egypt and Tunisia are trying to woo back tourists with campaigns making use of the social media, celebrities, new slogans and a dose of image re-branding.

“Revolution” costs Tunisian tourism dearly

TUNIS - Tourism earnings in Tunisia fell almost 40 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2011, hit by unrest which led to the ouster of former leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, the ministry s

Challenges to the recovery of tourism in Egypt in 2011

Tourism to the Middle East, or should we more accurately describe it as the Muddle East, has been under serious siege during 2011.

UN official discusses democratic transitions in Tunisia, Egypt

The top United Nations political official today wrapped up a four-day visit to Tunisia and Egypt, where he discussed the two North African countries’ democratic transitions just months after they un

First UN human rights office opens in Tunisia

The United Nations today opened its first human rights office in Tunisia, with the world body’s top rights official lauding the country for inspiring the quest for political reform and human dignity

Tunisia becomes first North African nation to join International Criminal Court

Tunisia today became the first North African nation to join the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the 116th party to the treaty establishing the world’s first permanent court tasked with trying

Tunisia’s tourism revenues plunge 50 percent

Dubai - Tunisia's tourism revenues dropped 50 per cent from January to May following the revolution of January 14, a Tunisian government official has revealed.

World Tourism Organization signs partnership agreement with Tunisian government

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Tunisian government have signed a partnership agreement under which UNWTO will support the country’s tourism development.

UN World Tourism Organization lends support to Tunisia tourism

UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai met Interim President Fouad Mebazaa, the Minister of Tourism Mehdi Houas, as well as representatives from the private sector to discuss the best ways to support tou

MENATA: Egypt and Tunisia holidays offer big bargains, small risk

The travel industry needs to be much more straightforward with holidaymakers about the risks involved in travelling to destinations hit by the recent wave of Arab unrest, according to the Middle East

Egypt to Tunisia: Thank you for inspiring us

BERLIN (eTN) – Egypt Tourism Minister Mounir Abdul Nour has expressed his gratitude on behalf of Egyptians to Tunis Tourism Minister Mehdi Houasm because "Tunisia has led the way for the sweeping ch

Costa Cruises cancels all Egypt and Tunisia calls

In the latest tourism-related fallout from the growing unrest across North Africa, industry giant Costa Cruises yesterday canceled all upcoming calls in Egypt and Tunisia.

UN to send human rights team to assess situation in Tunisia

The UN’s human rights chief will send a team to Tunisia next week to assess the country’s human rights situation amidst recent political unrest, which her office says has so far led to more than 1

German Chancellor offers assistance to crisis-wracked Tunisia

As hundreds of German tourists returned from crisis-wracked Tunisia, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered to help the transitional government build a democracy after decades of authoritarian rule.

Russian tourists leaving Tunisia

MOSCOW, Russia - About 100 Russian tourists, which could not fly home by a Transaero flight on Sunday, may do that in the small morning hours of Thursday, January 20, Federal Tourism Agency spokesman

Tunisian president ousted in mass uprising

Tunis, Tunisia - Tunisia's prime minister announced Friday that he is the interim president of his country's embattled government, the latest development in a story of unrest and public outrage in a t

Tunisia urged to stop using excessive force against protestors

The United Nations’ top human rights official today urged the Tunisian government to ensure that its security forces stop using excessive force against demonstrators, and to start credible investiga

Deadly social unrest unmasks Tunisian economic miracle

A tiny wedge of land hugging North Africa’s Mediterranean coast, sun-baked Tunisia is a tourist’s paradise offering sea, sand, ancient Roman ruins, modern spas – or just the simple charm of sipp

Ban urges restrain and dialogue amid escalating violence in Tunisia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged restraint after deadly riots and violent clashes between Tunisian security forces and protesters reportedly claimed at least 14 lives in recent days.

Tunisia aims to attract 300,000 tourists

Tunis — Tunisia which is the world's second destination for spas and thalasso therapy after France, is attracting an increasing number of visitors lured by its proximity to Europe, its mild, tempera