Articles tagged “beirut”

Lebanese Officials Admit Beirut Airport Needs Security Upgrades

Lebanese Officials Admit Beirut Airport Needs Security Upgrades

Associated Press

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

2 years ago

Beirut’s Tourism Industry Continues to Suffer From Syrian War

Beirut’s Tourism Industry Continues to Suffer From Syrian War

The Daily Star

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

4 years ago

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

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

The Daily Star

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Mohamad el Amin, The Daily Star

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

4 years ago

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

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

Lebanon Daily Star

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.

4 years ago

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

ArabianBusiness.com Staff, HotelierMiddleEast.com

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

5 years ago

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

Hoteliermiddleeast.com

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.

5 years ago

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.

5 years ago

5 years ago

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

Mohamad el Amin, The Daily Star

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?

5 years ago

Amidst growing visitor numbers, Beirut struggles to make sense of its public spaces

Niamh Fleming-Farrell, Lebanon Daily Star

Much of the focus on Beirut has dealt with its relative stability, especially considering its recent history. Now the debate needs to move on how to get it functioning like the world-class city it once was, and that means better urban planning.

5 years ago

Lebanon looks to the water and outside the Middle East for visitors

Even though tourism numbers are down slightly from 2011, Beirut and Lebanon have done well considering the the state of its neighbors and the persistent worry that conflict will spill over the borders.

5 years ago