Beirut Main Touristic Hub In MENA Region From August Until October 2017!

The tourism industry is a major source of revenue for Lebanon. Summer 2017 was a great season for the hospitality industry and the tourism sector since the number of tourists increased since last year. In fact,

hotel occupancy in Lebanon increased by 25%

! This positive change has affected luxury hotels tremendously as the hotel occupancy in 5 stars hotels in Beirut was

up to 80% this summer

. This increase is due to the thousands of tourists that came to Lebanon to spend their summer vacations. In July, Beirut – Rafic Hariri International Airport 

broke its own record

. 975,000 people traveled to and from Beirut Airport! However, this number kept growing. The airport has seen an increase of 17% in the number of passengers in August 2017 compared to the same month last year. The number has reached to

1,067,471 passengers

. This growth is likely to last in September and October according to the forecast of Colliers International. The latter is a real estate services company that also studies markets in all over the world. According to its forecast of the MENA region, Beirut and Aqaba, a city in Jordan, are the leading touristic cities from August until October 2017.


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