Lebanon’s tourists arrivals grew by four percent y-o-y in Q1 2019

Lebanon’s tourists arrivals grew by four percent y-o-y in Q1 2019

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Over 375,000 tourists have visited Lebanon in the first quarter of the year, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Tourism. The figure grew by four percent compared to the same period last year.

Top arrivals are from the Arab countries, mainly Iraqis, Egyptians and Jordanians. Visitors from Europe are also among the top arrivals as 131,000 Europeans have visited the country in the first three months of 2019.

According to the latest data by Global Blue, globe shopper spending increased by 12 percent in Q1.  Saudi tourists represent 15 percent of the total tourist spending, with an increase of 45 percent versus prior year.

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