Business finds new way to map Beirut

Tourists often struggle to find their way around the capital of Lebanon, Beirut, because rather than navigate using street names and numbers, Beirutis give directions using landmarks.

This method has become even more tricky as the country's long civil war damaged its infrastructure.

Now businesses are complaining that the word-of-mouth approach to navigating around the city is costly and time-consuming.

So one mapping company is trying to revolutionise the way Beirutis find their destination.

Howard Johnson reports.

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