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Tourism Figures on the Downside

Although the first month of 2012, sees an increase by almost 27 percent in tourist arrivals, the trend seems to have gone downward.

 

The number of tourists to Lebanon totaled 313,854 in the first quarter of 2012, registering a decline of 7.9 percent from 340,670 tourists during the same last year period. Arabs still constitute the bulk of incoming tourists.

 

Arab tourists accounted for 43.2 percent of total visitors, followed by visitors from Europe with 28 percent, America 11.3 percent, Asia 10.8 percent, Africa 4.4 percent, and Oceania 2.4 percent.

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 24 million jobs set to open up in the green economy by 2030- ILO 

ECO INITIATIVES

  • 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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