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Terrorism and tourism: From Kenya to France, here's how countries managed to revive their tourism sector after terror attacks

After the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai, India's financial capital struggled to attract tourists

July 25, 2019 / 01:26 PM IST
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Even five months after the Pulwama terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), reports suggest that western countries have not lifted their travel advisories to the state. This has, naturally, affected the tourism business in J&K, particularly in the Kashmir Valley.

"We are analysing Sri Lanka tourism’s campaign (launched after the April blasts in the island nation)," State Tourism Secretary Rigzin Samphel said, adding that the campaign that Sri Lanka came out with was an "impressive campaign that has been well received."

While major terrorist attacks have stuck popular tourist destinations, including Thailand, France and, more recently, Sri Lanka, it will be interesting to understand how the countries managed to pull draw tourists back to the nations even as the country recovered from the heinous acts of violence.

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