File - Passengers push their luggage at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Friday, March 28, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Tourism Ministry said Tuesday the number of Arab tourists increased by 90 percent in June, compared with the previous year.The statement released by the ministry showed that the highest number of Arab tourists visiting Lebanon in June were Iraqis, at more than 16,000 .In addition to the increased number of Arab visitors, other nationalities made up 29 percent of tourists in Lebanon this June.Beiruti stressed that it was not fair to compare the number of tourists this year to last year because there were hardly any Arab or foreign tourists in 2013 .
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