Beirut’s Hotels, 12th Priciest Regionally

In the first quarter of 2012, room occupancy rate at  Beirut hotels was 66 percent, up from 47 percent in the same last year period, ranked as the 11th highest among 21 markets in the region, Ernst & Young's benchmark survey of Middle East Hotels mentioned.


The average rate per room at Beirut hotels, however, was $210 in the first quarter of 2012, ranking Beirut’s hotels as the 12th priciest in the region, the survey said.


The revenues per available room (RevPAR), stood at $140, up from $99 in the same last year period, ranked in 11th place in the region.


It's worth mentioning that the number of tourists to Lebanon was on the downside in the first quarter of 2012, totaled 313,854 down 7.9 percent from 340,670 tourists during the same last year period.


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Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


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