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Libyan tourism activist tries pushing Libya as the next big vacation spot

Excerpt from The Australian

Jul 30, 2012 7:18 am

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Although Libya will be Gaddafi-free for one year in October, the promise of 5 UNESCO sites and beaches isn’t enough to transform one of Africa’s more unstable countries into a hot new destination just yet.

— Samantha Shankman

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With more than 2000km of palm-fringed coastline and an historic quarter in Tripoli, the Libyan Society for the Activation of Tourism reckons the country has a lot to offer adventurers.

Adel Belhaj of the Libyan Society for the Activation of Tourism said his country was filled with ancient ruins which made it a “paradise” for history buffs.

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