Miss Lebanon 2012 Rina Chibani, who is promoting tourism inside the Lebanese booth at the the Eastern Mediterranean International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (EMITT) in Istanbul told LBC ” many people want to get to know Lebanon better, by asking very specific questions”.
Back in 2009, and despite the critical security situation that was prevailing in Lebanon, Beirut was selected by the “Lonely Planet” website as one of the top 10 destinations in the world. Four years later, the same website is warning tourists from heading to Lebanon
Lebanon is slashing airfares and hotel rates this week in order to revive its tourism industry, which is reeling from the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Middle East Airlines, the national carrier, is offering discounts of up to 50 per cent on selected packages for a 50-day period starting on Tuesday, while Fadi Abboud, the […]
As civil war rages in neighbouring Syria and with tourism from the Gulf non-existent, hardened Lebanese merchants are surviving on a mixed bag of individual initiative, well-off Syrian tourists and help from expats. Sitting in her lifestyle boutique, with evening gowns displayed opposite a fully stocked bar, Sophie Salame says the Lebanese “always have a […]
The United Arab Emirates issued another travel advisory on Saturday in which it urged its citizens to refrain from travel to Lebanon unlesss iyt it absolutely necessary . “We have taken this decision because of the political situation in Lebanon and the surrounding countries,” the Undersecretary of the UAE Foreign Ministry Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed […]
Many of the Gulf visitors so crucial to Lebanon’s tourism and hospitality sectors have stayed away this year as the turmoil in neighbouring Syria has sent tremors through nearby Lebanon. But you wouldn’t know it from walking into Cafe Hamra, a restaurant on one of Beirut’s main commercial thoroughfares. Almost every table is full.
Two bombs made of large juice glass bottles filled with gasoline and attached to a detonator were found near the National University, a high school in the town of Aley in Mount Lebanon, National News Agency reported
Iran has suspended until at least the end of the month visa-free entry for nationals of Turkey and eight other countries, citing its hosting of a Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit, the Mehr news agency reported Saturday. Turkish media have highlighted the suspension, which came amid heightened tensions between Iran and Turkey over opposing stances on […]
Lebanese bond yields had their biggest monthly jump in more than three years in July as the revolt in neighboring Syria hobbled tourism, the country’s largest foreign-exchange earner.
Year after year, Lebanese politics go berserk in the summer, with accusations and threats exchanged among the Lebanese politicians, security incidents and road blockings here and there.