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Number of tourists up 18% in first 10 months of 2010

The number of incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled 1,851,922 in the first 10 months of 2010, constituting an increase of 17.6% from 1,574,490 tourists in the same period last year. Arab tourists accounted for 33.6% of total visitors and were followed by visitors from Europe with 22.4%, Asia with 21.9%, the Americas with 12.8%, Africa with 6.6%, and Oceania with 2.8%. The number of tourists
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Lebanese tourism jumps 11.58%

Lebanon’s tourism ministry has reported an 11.58% increase in the number of tourists in July compared with the same month last year, Daily Star has reported.

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Lebanon Tourism $3B Investment Underway;Sees More Opportunities

Lebanon’s tourism sector has $3 billion of investment underway but there is scope for even more, Lebanon’s official National News Agency, or NNA, reports Wednesday citing a tourism ministry official.

Michel Habis, advisor to the Lebanese minister of tourism Fadi Abboud, said there is potential to expand ecotourism, which currently accounts for 3% of general tourism compared with 70% in many countries.

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Central Bank: Lebanon real-estate industry not a bubble

Growth in Lebanon’s real-estate market, which has helped to spur economic growth, is unlikely to create a housing bubble, the country’s central bank Vice Governor Saad Andary said.

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Record million visitors in one month for Lebanon

More than one million tourists visited Lebanon in the month of July, a record number for the tiny Mediterranean country, the tourism ministry said on Tuesday.
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