A man uses his mobile phone at the booth of Tunisia at the International Tourism Fair ITB in Berlin on March 10, 2016. / AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
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Slim Zghal's three beach hotels in Tunisia had their best month ever in June last year. Now, two of them are closed and the other one is less than a third full, as tourists are scared off by concerns over security.Three major militant attacks last year, including two on foreign visitors, as well as travel warnings by countries including Britain, have battered the tourism industry which accounts for 7-8 percent of Tunisia's economy.Zghal, 52, has doubled the number of security guards in his hotel in Monastir, the only one of his three beach hotels that is still open, to 30 since the Sousse attack.With guests staying away, hotels are still booking losses.The number of tourist arrivals in Tunisia dropped 25 percent to 5.4 million last year, the Tourism Ministry's website showed.
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