Record Number of Visitors to Lebanon

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December 22, 2010

Lebanon welcomed just over two million tourists in the first 11 months of this year, a record number despite months of political tensions between the two main ruling camps, according to tourism ministry figures released Monday.

The number of tourist arrivals was 17.6 percent higher than the same period last year and is "an all time record high," according to Bank Audi's Lebanon Weekly Monitor, quoting latest ministry figures.

Arab visitors accounted for about 41 percent of the total, followed by Europeans with 25 percent.

Lebanon, a small Mediterranean country with plenty of greenery and mountains, has a population of four million.


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