Lebanon: 6th Highest Drop in Tourist Flow Globally

Preliminary figures issued by the United Nations World Tourism Organization showed that Lebanon posted the sixth steepest decline in tourist arrivals in the world during the year 2011, registering a 24.4 percent drop from 2010.



In 2011, incoming tourists to Lebanon totaled around 1.65 million, constituting a decrease from 2,167,989 tourists in 2010.


Tourist arrivals grew by 4.4 percent globally, by 5 percent in advanced economies and by 3.8 percent in emerging markets. Tourist arrivals fell by 8 percent in the Middle East


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.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




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  2. In 2010, the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 8 percent. The economic forecast...
  3. The General Labor Confederation (GLC) warned that the increase of the value added tax (VAT) rate...
  4. Finally, the electricity bill law is approved by the Lebanese parliament. A draft law allocates $1....
  5. Will the government raise the minimum wage?A scenario, some experts expect will result in layoffs...


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