Lebanese President Michel Sleiman said on Monday that the high number of visitors to Lebanon reflects stable political and security conditions, National News Agency (NNA) reported .
“This summer season will help improve the economy,” he added.
Abboud: Airport traffic up 30 %
Lebanon’s Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud denied on Sunday remarks attributed to him that many tourists had canceled reservations to visit Lebanon following the latest attacks by residents of south Lebanon against the U.N. peacekeepers.
Abboud said he warned the ministers at the last cabinet session that exaggerations over the clashes could lead to a drop in the rate of reservations.
He said Rafik Hariri International Airport is currently welcoming around 15,000 people daily, most of them tourists, a 30% increase over last year.