Embassy Hotel in Hamra, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Beiruti admitted that Gulf Arab tourists used to spend more time in Lebanese hotels compared to European visitors.He added that the average stay of European tourists in hotels in Lebanon does not exceed seven days while Gulf Arab visitors used to stay one month to two months in the summer season."When business is down, the five star hotels charge prices equal to four star hotels and the four star hotels charge the same rates of three star hotels," Beiruti said. He disclosed that over 500,000 European tourists came to Lebanon in the first nine months of this year, more than 33 percent of the total visitors.
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