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Saudi Tourists Spend Most In Lebanon

Lebanese Ministry of Tourism released statistics on Sunday showing Saudi Arabian visitors in Lebanon account for 20% of all tourist spending, more than any other nationality.  Emiratis followed with 13% of total spending, Kuwaitis account for 12%, Egyptians 8%, and Jordanians 6%.  

Arab visitors comprise 41.3% of the total number of visitors to Lebanon.  During the first three months of 2009 Lebanon received 297,679 visitors. 
 

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