Articles tagged “beirut”

Airlines

Lebanese Officials Admit Beirut Airport Needs Security Upgrades

Beirut officials are eager not to be the next Sinai airport.

Lebanese Officials Admit Beirut Airport Needs Security Upgrades

Hotels

Beirut’s Tourism Industry Continues to Suffer From Syrian War

From a war next door to tight visa requirements, Lebanon has the makings of a country that will continue to have challenges attracting visitors.

Beirut’s Tourism Industry Continues to Suffer From Syrian War

Tourism

Lebanon’s Tourism Drops by 10% in One Year, Led by Regional Decline

We've said it before: It's a miracle the region's unrest hasn't led to an explosion of hostility in Lebanon. Fingers crossed a 10% year-over-year decrease is as bad as it gets.

Lebanon’s Tourism Drops by 10% in One Year, Led by Regional Decline

Tourism

Lebanon’s Declining Tourism As Seen in the Departure of International Chains

Last week the Hard Rock Cafe announced it was leaving. This news isn't much better, even if the departures aren't concrete.

Lebanon’s Declining Tourism As Seen in the Departure of International Chains

Tourism

U.S. Chain Restaurant Symbolizes Both Beirut’s Tourist Rebirth and Its Decline

The one ongoing, positive news out of the last two years of regional conflict is that Beirut has yet to descend into a theatre for civil war. Considering both recent history and the intensity of the nearby battles, that's both stunning and a reason for optimism.

U.S. Chain Restaurant Symbolizes Both Beirut’s Tourist Rebirth and Its Decline

Hotels

Starwood’s temporary move to Dubai produces handful of new contracts

Starwood's rivals said its Dubai move was a gimmick, but the gimmick has concrete results, especially for its Le Meredien brand.

Hotels

Despite Lebanon’s security and stability, its drooping hotel numbers tell a sad story for 2012

The numbers are up slightly from the complete doldrums of August, but they continue to reflect the unease many visitors have visiting event the safe destinations in a region full of uprisings.

Tourism

Lebanon has been safe in the face of regional unrest, but tourism still suffers

Despite a history of violence that is more seasonal than rational, Lebanon has kept itself out of the last two years of regional conflict and Beirut has flourished for the first time in three decades. Now if they could only get people to visit.

Tourism

Lebanon tourism ministry irked with Homeland’s portrayal of Beirut; considers suing

While some criticism is justified and nothing will happen with these protests against portrayal, case of bad timing as well, after today's big bomb blast in Beirut.

Tourism

Beirut’s hotel numbers are bad no matter what Ernst & Young says

For once unrest in the region hasn't spilled over to fighting in Beirut, but it seems that even good news like higher hotel occupancy isn't actually correct. What does the city have to do to catch a break?