Lebanon's Ministry of Economy and Trade reported 1.7 million tourists in the nine months to Sep-2010, a 17.8% year-on-year increase (Bloomberg, 02-Dec-2010). Beirut International Airport handled 4.2 million passengers in the period, around a 12% year-on-year increase. Tourism Minister Fady Abboud stated foreign visitors to Lebanon are expected to exceed 2 million in 2010. up from 1.85 million in 2009. Tourism revenues are expected to increase from USD7.2 billion to USD8.5 billion.
Lebanon receives 1.7 million tourists in nine month to Sep-2010
3-Dec-2010 12:24 PM