Tourism remains one of the main pillars in the Lebanese economy, accounting for more than 19% of GDP. The improving political stability in Lebanon and the region in 2017 has spurred the recovery of the Lebanese tourism sector. In fact, tourist arrivals have registered another rebound during 2017, following the eruption of the Syrian crisis in 2011, and airport passengers registered their highest level in more than a decade at 8.23M. According to the Ministry of Tourism, in 2017, tourist arrivals hit their highest level since 2011 with 1.85M tourists visiting the country, revealing a 10% yearly increase.
Lebanese Tourism Sector 2017 in review