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Taxi drivers and restaurants that charge tourists above the odds were in the firing line Friday as Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud vowed to reform Lebanon’s tourism sector. Abboud, who has been in post for almost two months, said he aimed to ensure that “tourists feel at ease the minute they come to the country.” “I […]


Within this labored recovery, tourism forecasts had a history of being rather unreliable in Lebanon and expectations for massive growth in inbound tourism have been hyped repeatedly beyond what proved possible over the years. Expectations of finally breaking the 2 million mark sometimes looked genuine such as in 2006 when 460,000 visitors were counted in […]