Just three years ago in the nearby coastal resort of Sousse, 38 people were killed in a shooting rampage targeting tourists. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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Holidaymakers are returning to the Tunisian seaside this summer in a marked turnaround three years since dozens of tourists were killed on one of the country's beaches.Just three years ago in the nearby coastal resort of Sousse, 38 people were killed in a shooting rampage targeting tourists, while earlier in 2015 an attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis left 22 people dead.The terror attacks decimated Tunisia's crucial tourism sector, which made up 7 percent of gross domestic product and had already been shaken by the country's 2011 revolution. The measures appear to be working, with the Tourism Ministry registering more than 3 million visitors in the first half of 2018, surpassing arrivals in the first six months of the benchmark year 2010 .The number of British tourists has more than doubled since last year, with over 30,000 holidaymakers between January and May, according to the British Embassy.
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