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Lebanon tourism grows by 14 per cent in 2015

Europeans lead visitor numbers to the Mediterranean country

The latest figures from Lebanon’s Ministry of Tourism showed that the number of tourists to Lebanon recorded an annual increase of 14.1 per cent in the first 11 months of 2015, compared with an increase of 5.1 per cent for the same period during 2014.

The weekly report issued by Bank Audi for the first week of the current year, revealed that in the period between December 28, 2015 and January 3, 2016, there was an increase in tourist numbers from all continents on an annual basis, reports UAE-based Aliqtisadi.

The total number of incoming tourists to Lebanon amounted to 1.394 million in the first 11 months of 2015, compared with 1.221m recorded during the same period of 2014.

It is noteworthy that Europeans made up the largest number of tourists to Lebanon and accounted for 33.5 per cent, followed by Arab tourists who accounted for 31.6 per cent.