Tunisia among top 50 fascinating tourist destinations to visit in 2019, according to NewYork Times travel guide

From the medina to Sidi Bou Saïd via Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Carthage or La Marsa, Tunis is one of the places to visit in 2019 before New York, Hong Kong or Tahiti.

The prestigious American newspaper New York Times published on Wednesday a list of 52 places to visit around the world in 2019, and the city of Tunis is one of them.

Ranked 27th place to visit, Tunis, “the spark of the Arab spring still lit”, is presented as “the only Arab capital to have real freedom of expression, not to mention the peaceful transition of power”.

The North African country is also among the top 50 best tourist destinations to visit in 2019, according to the travel guide “TravelandLeisure.com”, published by the same American magazine, New York Times, which highlights the most fascinating destinations in the world.

According to this guide, « the 2015 terrorist attack dealt a serious blow to Tunisia’s tourism industry, but with the recent arrival of luxury hotel brands, visitors are slowly but surely coming back to this alluring North African country.

It states Tunisia is on the same list as the Adirondack Mountains in New York, Alberta in Canada, Alsace in France and also Turkey.
The guide refers to the “Four Seasons” Hotel in Tunis with “its sprawling, Roman-inspired spa, whose tranquil pools and fragrant gardens are meant to evoke the city’s historic medina.

The city of Tozeur is also mentioned in this guide through the forthcoming Anantara Tozeur Resort, described as an intimate desert retreat in the country’s remote southwest corridor, it smaller but no less luxurious”… The guests will be able to explore the Sahara on camelback and dine in a tented camp (kitted out with poufs and threadbare rugs, no less!) under the stars. The guide also speaks of the Six Senses Gammarth.


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