Award Date

Fall 2011

Degree Type

Professional Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Hotel Administration

Department

Hotel Administration

First Committee Member

Bo Bernhard, Chair

Number of Pages

43

Abstract

Introduction:

The tourism industry is one of the most important industries in the world since it employs “more than 250 million people worldwide” (Coshall, 2003, p. 4). This industry, which includes transport, lodging, and catering, is expected to generate $12,119 billion of revenues and 279,346,000 jobs in 2016 (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, 2006). The tourism industry worldwide is also expected to indirectly and directly contribute 10.9% to Gross Domestic Product (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, 2006). However, the tourism industry is an extremely sensitive and vulnerable activity which can be impacted significantly by important events such as terrorism, political insecurity, and natural disasters (Coshall, 2003).

This is exactly what happened to Tunisia. Tunisia is a small country located in North Africa. According to some, it is a “strategically irrelevant country” with no oil or natural resources (Mihailovich & Sommer, 2011). However, Tunisia functions thanks to tourism which is crucial to the economy (Ansamed, 2011). Consequently, in order to boost the economy of Tunisia, the government and tourism authorities should examine the impact of the Jasmine Revolution on the tourism industry in order to determine how the industry in Tunisia can recover from the revolution.

Keywords

History; Modern; Revolution (Tunisia : 2010); Tourism; Tunisia

Disciplines

International Business | Recreation Business | Tourism and Travel

Language

English

Comments

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