Tires burn as a man rolls his suitcase heading to Beirut airport, Oct. 18, 2019. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Hotels and other accommodations throughout Lebanon have received large numbers of cancellations since the beginning of mass protests Thursday.In some cases, hotel owners said, guests coming from outside of Lebanon canceled their trips or left early out of fear of security issues. At Hamra Urban Gardens, a popular budget hotel in the busy Hamra district, manager Mike Abdo said there had been a 50 to 70 percent cancellation rate since the protests began, which he said was unprecedented since the hotel's opening in 2016 . One Airbnb owner, with a property in Metn, said that a group of Egyptian guests who had arrived Thursday and were planning to stay until Tuesday left Sunday.
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