Pharoan: Tourism movement good during Holidays

JANUARY 7, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Tourism Minister Michel Pharoan on Wednesday said while meeting with Heads of tourism unions that “tourism movement during the Holidays was very acceptable or even good.”

“Operating ratio in the hotels and restaurants was between 80 and 100 percent, the operating rate in the apartment sector exceeded the 55 to 65 percent, and the movement at the airport registered the arrival/ departure of about 20,000 to 22 000 passengers per day during this period,” the minister added.

He called on the sides to elect swiftly a president because this would contribute to achieving stability in the country and would boost tourism and economy.