The Seattle Times

Aimen Zine / AP

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Turning to Star Wars to revive Tunisia tourism

Star Wars fans dressed as storm troopers parade along Tunis’ stately, tree-lined Bourguiba Avenue, in Tunisia, on Wednesday. The empire was not striking back against the poster child for Arab democracy — just an innovative campaign to encourage tourists to return to this desert-and-beach nation in North Africa.