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March 29, 2013

Algeria invests in tourism, the ‘locomotive of Sahara’

saharaAlgeria seeks to develop tourism in the Sahara to re-launch an ailing economic sector.

Tourism was badly hit by the black decade of terrorism in the 1990s and is now heavily threatened by Islamic extremists and groups close to al Qaeda.

Nevertheless, the Algerian government wants to make a fresh start by investing in this unique desert. ‘The locomotive of the entire tourism sector in Algeria is the Sahara’, Algerian Tourism Minister Mohamed Benmeradi told ANSAmed. ‘This is a place no other country in the world can boast…read more

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