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Tax-free tourism spend up 13% in Lebanon

A new report issued by the international tax refund company Global Blue has shown that Lebanon's tax-free spending increased by 13% in the first seven months of 2011, compared to the same period last year, The Daily Star has reported. Credit Libanais Market Watch has said that spending by UAE nationals rallied by 18% on an annual basis, while spending by French and Qatari visitors rose by 16% and 12% respectively.