Suicide Bombings Increase in Beirut Lebanon impacting tourism

Posted on June 26, 2014 • Filed under: Middle East, Tourist Warning reported a recent lull in security incidents had Lebanon in hopes of a booming tourist season this summer. Paired with a new government, Gulf countries seemed to have finally let up on travel warnings to their nationals. Unlike Western tourists, Gulf nationals tend to listen to these warnings.

A series of recent suicide bomb attacks, however, will have appeared to slash any hopes of tourism popping its head out from under the sand, as Wednesday saw the third bomb attack in just six days. The United Arab Emirates has already asked its nationals to leave and considering the distance between the Duroy Hotel, where the latest bombing took place, and the Saudi Arabia embassy in Beirut, surely other gulf countries will follow suit. Read Article

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