Saturday, July 22, 2006



Lucy Widad wrote:

Lebanon famous for its delicious food, beautiful women (and men), great Arabic music, fashion, educated public, and becoming one of the top tourist destination in the Middle East may have started to become to powerful in the sense that they were getting the West to notice them for all the things that Arab Haters didn't want. A modern arabic public.

I wondered how much money Lebanon (and Israel) are actually loosing from the war in the summer Tourist period. Here is what Israel's Tourist Minister (Buzi Herzog) said:
The facts speak for themselves - every 100,000 tourists are worth 200 million dollars income and creation of 4,000 new jobs, especially in the periphery.

In 2005 the total (Israeli) income from tourism was 4.7 billion dollars! And we are predicting that by the end of 2006 more than 2.5 million tourists from abroad will visit Israel.
Israel just recently opened a new website for incoming tourists. Obviously, no one planned to engage Hezbollah in 2006.

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