Tunisia is a small North African country on the southern coast of the Mediterranean. Formerly a French colony, Tunisia uses Arabic as the official language, although French is also widely spoken. In 2013, the country’s population of 10.8 million was predominantly Muslim. As the result of government policy and global trends in the industry, international tourism to Tunisia has seen significant growth since the 1960s. Domestic tourism remains relatively insignificant. The increasing importance of tourism to the national economy has occurred in parallel with a relative decline in the significance of agriculture. It can be argued that the growth of tourism has played a significant role in the transformation of Tunisia to a modern state.

Tunisia has a range of natural and human resources upon which ...

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