Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Israel The Tourist Trap?

The Economist has this chart showing which countries manage to make the most money out of each tourist, the definition being "When calculated as the total of tourist receipts divided by the total number of arrivals, several geographically isolated countries fare well. This may be because holidaymakers will stay longer and fork out more on a long-distance trip."

Not surprisingly Israel does quite well, coming in at #9. More surprisingly is that Lebanon does even better. One can only assume that these figures reflect very few tourists that actually make it to Lebanon, as well as quite a few muggings.

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