Tourism in Libya is an industry which was heavily hit by the Libyan Civil War though currently the industry in picking up. Before the war tourism was developing with 149,000 tourists visited Libya in 2004 and this went up to 180,000 in 2007 though it has started developing. The country is best known for its ancient Greek and Roman ruins and Sahara desert landscapes.
Libya has new developments aimed at attracting over 1.5 million tourists by 2017, with an eventual estimate of 10 million tourists a year, as well as transforming Libya into one of the main and cleanest tourist destinations in the world.
Libya is truly blessed with archaeological marvels, spanning all periods of history right from the Stone Age to the modern sagas of World Wars, including the least beaches in the Mediterranean, massive sand dunes and beautiful oases, palm and lakes
The Ministry of Tourism is the authority responsible for overseeing tourism sector in Libya.
Libyan tourism policy
The policy aims at developing the tourism sector in the country by enhancing the actions on the sector.
Tourism in Libya has been summarized to include the following
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