The country began developing its tourism industry four decades ago and the industry is now its main foreign currency earner and the biggest employer after the labour intensive agricultural sector. The bulk of visitors are from the euro zone, but the government is also eyeing wealthy Gulf holidaymakers, together with the Chinese market, to swell numbers.
Tunisian government economic reforms and recent legislation have been responsible for a new tourism property development boom, following valuable lessons learned from near neighbours
Indeed, the real estate Company of Dubai Holding, Sama Dubai, is investing $14 billion for the construction of a
Meanwhile the giant Emirati Bukhatir Group is creating a 255 hectare City of
Some 36 hectares will be devoted to physical education including a football stadium that has room for 10,000 spectators, and an Olympic swimming pool.
Not to be outdone, Emirati investments company Al Maabar is building an integrated modern city, notably residences, tourist centres, recreational, commercial and sporting spaces, as well as parks and open spaces in the city of Ariana. The project also envisages the adjustment of 50 kilometres of beaches in the form of waterways inside the city and a passage towards the
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