Articles tagged “lebanon”

Lebanon Tourism Sees a Rebound in Shadow of Regional Turmoil

Lebanon Tourism Sees a Rebound in Shadow of Regional Turmoil

Philip Issa, Associated Press

This is wonderful news for Lebanon, which has been wracked by instability and internal turmoil for years. The country hasn't returned to its glory days of tourism in the 1950s and 1960s but we'll take it.

1 year ago

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.

3 years ago

A Trickle of Tourists to Lebanon Provide Hope For A Battered City

A Trickle of Tourists to Lebanon Provide Hope For A Battered City

Diaa Hadid , Associated Press

Visits by foreign tourists to Lebanon are so rare these days, especially to cities such as Tripoli, that the visitors are almost an attraction in themselves.

4 years ago

Lebanon Looks Beyond Its Capital for Tourism Growth

Lebanon Looks Beyond Its Capital for Tourism Growth

Ryan Stultz, The Daily Star

Lebanon is smart to tap into its rich heritage for tourism opportunities that require marketing, but little development, in hopes of a quick return.

4 years ago

Tourists Are Returning to Lebanon Despite Syrian Conflict

Tourists Are Returning to Lebanon Despite Syrian Conflict

Donna Abu-Nasr, Bloomberg

Nothing but good news here. We'd love to see these numbers even higher.

4 years ago

Lebanon to Win Back Tourism Base After Gulf States Lift Travel Warning

Lebanon to Win Back Tourism Base After Gulf States Lift Travel Warning

Matt Smith, Reuters

The Gulf States were Lebanon's largest visitor base before violence flared up. A new government and hopefully a rise in visitors will help kickstart Lebanon's economic recovery.

5 years ago

Lebanon Is Optimistic About Tourism in 2014, Despite Regional Unrest

Lebanon Is Optimistic About Tourism in 2014, Despite Regional Unrest

Brooke Anderson, Lebanon Daily Star

Lebanon knows enough about civil war that it's been able to steer clear of much of the violence related to Syria, Israel, and Iran (not to mention Hezbollah). We have our fingers crossed that it will remain this way.

5 years ago

5 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.

5 years ago

Thomas Cook Sells its Travel Agencies in Egypt and Lebanon

Thomas Cook Sells its Travel Agencies in Egypt and Lebanon

RTT News

The travel giant is selling off or shedding bits of its business that aren't up to snuff, and old-school travel agencies in challenged markets apparently fit that bill.

5 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.

5 years ago

Syria’s Domino Effect on the Region’s Tourism

Adrian Bridge, The Daily Telegraph

With the exception of Jordan, the countries hit hardest by the Syrian crisis are the rare destinations that have both a democracy and secular leadership.

5 years ago