tourism

Number of tourists in Lebanon rises to a 5-year high

According to the Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourist arrivals rose by a yearly 12.81% to 649,841 by May. This rise was due to the increase in the number of tourist arrivals from the Arab countries, Europe, and America, which altogether took up 82% of the total number of…

Lebanon’s travel & tourism sector to generate 7.1% of direct economic activity in 2017

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) estimated that the travel & tourism (T&T) industry would directly contribute $3.4bn to the Lebanese economy in 2017, equivalent to about 7.1% of GDP, compared to about 10% of GDP in 2010. It also anticipated that direct industry employment will reach 123,800 persons…