Libya to Enter the International Tourism Market
Libya is trying to extinguish the western image of it as a pariah state and become an oasis for Britons seeking hooligan-free sunshine and culture without queues, The Observer reported.
A plan to develop tourism in Libya is being implemented by the country's Tourism Investment and Promotion Board.
A source at the board was quoted by the paper as saying that “Libya was keen to welcome tourists from the UK.”
Jim Fletcher, 47, who was recently hired by the Libyan governemaent to complete the project, said "our 20-year forecast came up with a figure of just over one million visitors by 2020." Around 60,000 tourists a year now travel to Libya from France, Italy and Germany – Albawaba.com
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