Tunisia's ?? economy: Tourism slumps as PM seeks to calm protests

The Tunisian government is hoping a boost in aid to poorer families will help contain growing discontent over new austerity measures. It has pledged an extra $70m after protests swept across the country. Al Jazeera met with Iskandar Zribi, an owner of an ecofriendly hotel in Zaghouan - a town south of the capital Tunis. Business was booming before the 2011 revolution, Zaghouane was packed with tourists, but in 2015, a gunman killed 38 tourists in the resort town of Sousse, creating a business crisis for hotel owners like Mr Zribi, who saw his revenues decline by 90 percent. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Zaghouan, Tunisia. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/