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Travel warning for Lebanon: UAE, Saudi Arabia, USA among other countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 18, 2019 18:58

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were among countries that are now warning their citizens from traveling to Lebanon. The Saudi move was reported by the Saudi Press Agency ... Read More

Beirut Airport expansion: Curing crowds and a system failure

editor editor- June 15, 2019 02:26

Last summer, Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport made headlines when passengers were stuck in lines for hours on end as the crowd grew larger and larger when the facility suffered ... Read More

Gains of LGBTQ rights in some Middle East and North Africa nations may be a game-changer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 28, 2019 17:05

Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities ... Read More

Lebanon crowned the most beautiful wedding destination in the Middle East

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 18:36

At an international event held in Dubai, Lebanon was crowned the most beautiful in the Middle East, as Chateau Rweiss won the international DWP ACE Wedding Property of the Year ... Read More

Warwick Hotels and Resorts has big expansion plans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 09:03

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR), a global hospitality company present in 25 countries around the world, announced its expansion plans today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) for the Middle ... Read More

Avis Budget Group wins multiple awards in the Middle East

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:55

Avis Budget Group has been awarded multiple accolades at the 2019 World Travel Awards, for its car rental brands Avis and Budget, across the Middle East, it was announced at ... Read More

1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition: Who made the list?

editor editor- April 3, 2019 23:41

The 1st Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition recognizes the contribution of startups in the development of a more competitive and sustainable gastronomy tourism sector that works towards achieving the 2030 ... Read More

World Bank announces Air Transport Annual Report

editor editor- March 12, 2019 21:13

The 14th edition of the World Bank Group (WBG) Air Transport Annual Report, which outlines the support that is given to emerging and developing countries in air transportation has made ... Read More

ET302 given clearance to return to Addis Ababa before crash

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 12:13

According to the Ethiopian Airlines CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, who is considered a titan of the aviation industry, the captain on ET 302 after takeoff from Addis Ababa on the flight to Nairobi reported ... Read More

All about Whiskey

Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel Dr. Elinor Garely - editor in chief of wines.travel- February 9, 2019 20:04

The world of whiskey extends well beyond smelling, sipping and tasting. To learn about the brown liquid in your glass you should speak with Lew Bryson, one of the world’s ... Read More

Meetings industry and football forge a unique partnership

editor editor- January 14, 2019 22:32

A Rome-based event agency and DMC specializing in first-class events is offering a novelty to the global meetings industry: football. Read More

Over 30 countries attending Global Investment in Aviation Summit in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 8, 2019 09:10

The Global Investment in Aviation Summit, an initiative of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, will be held on 27-29 January 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City with the ... Read More

Sacred places: Many spiritual sites can be visited via cruise ship

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2018 09:50

There are 100+ cruise itineraries that provide access to sacred places – worldwide sites of healing, guidance, and divine inspiration. The significance of these hallowed sites cannot be expressed in ... Read More

Asia winter forecast: Drought to continue from India to Singapore

editor editor- October 24, 2015 04:36

As the record-challenging tropical season winds down following December, drought will continue in parts of Southeast Asia, while snow is forecast in some rather low-lying areas of China, the Korean ... Read More

Lebanon’s tourism hopes new PM will save summer season

editor editor- April 8, 2013 06:49

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon’s ailing economy is expected to receive a badly needed “positive shock” if newly appointed Prime Minister-designate Tamam Salam brings about a balanced Cabinet that abo Read More

Syrian civil war killing Lebanese tourism

editor editor- January 3, 2013 07:39

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 ... Read More

Lebanon launches campaign to revive tourism sector

editor editor- December 20, 2012 08:06

BEIRUT, Lebanon - In 2013 Lebanon can expect 50 days of discounts on airline tickets, hotels and at shopping centers as part of a campaign to revive the country’s tourism ... Read More

Lebanon’s tourism industry facing crisis

editor editor- October 4, 2012 09:19

Lebanon’s hospitality sector has begun to dismiss employees following a sharp decline in business, a leading hotelier said. Read More

Minister: Tourism Police understaffed, not able to enforce new smoking ban

editor editor- August 29, 2012 06:20

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud warned Tuesday that the ranks of the Tourism Police are severely understaffed, and he may not have enough officers to enforce the new ... Read More

Minister: Domestic unrest, turmoil in Syria do not affect tourism in Lebanon

editor editor- June 7, 2012 05:01

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's tourism minister said the crucial summer tourism season would not be badly damaged by growing domestic unrest and turmoil in neighbouring Syria, and forecast revenues this Read More

Lebanon: Tourist numbers down, tourist spending up

editor editor- April 23, 2012 06:35

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The number of tourists fell 7.9% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to last year, according to figures issued by the Central Administration of Statistics over ... Read More

Minister: Number of tourists to Lebanon to exceed 3 million

editor editor- April 21, 2012 07:35

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon’s tourism minister said Friday he expected the number of tourists to the country at the end of 2012 to exceed 3 million. Read More

Lebanon tourism focusing on new trends

editor editor- April 14, 2012 07:10

(eTN) - The Lebanon Ministry of Tourism is focusing on a new trend of tourism - sustainable tourism - in order to promote economically and socially the different regions of ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines vehemently denies Lebanese crash report

editor editor- January 18, 2012 07:51

Ethiopian Airlines officials have bluntly rejected the findings of a Lebanese investigation into an air crash off Lebanon in January 2010. Read More

UN: Minor incidents between Israel, Lebanon could spark war

editor editor- August 4, 2011 04:25

Incidents such as the exchange of gunfire that took place across the Israeli-Lebanese border earlier this week must be avoided, the United Nations envoy for Lebanon has stressed, warning that ... Read More

Seven Estonian cyclists abducted in Lebanon freed

editor editor- July 15, 2011 04:31

Seven Estonian cyclists abducted in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley in March were released today, the United Nations envoy for the country said, adding that they were in good health. Read More

Estonian FM: Beirut authorities keen on finding abducted tourists

editor editor- March 29, 2011 05:30

Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said Monday that Lebanese officials informed him that Beirut authorities were making every effort to find seven Estonian tourists kidnapped in the Bekaa valley las Read More

Masked gunmen abduct seven Estonian tourists in Lebanon

editor editor- March 24, 2011 03:43

Lebanese security sources say that masked gunmen today kidnapped seven Estonian tourists who were cycling in Lebanon's Bekaa valley. Read More

UN calls on Lebanon and Israel to consolidate stability

editor editor- March 10, 2011 02:14

Lebanon’s paralysis over forming a government has prevented progress in implementing some of its key obligations in the United Nations resolution that ended the fighting between Israel and Hizbollah Read More

Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon to cooperate on tourism

editor editor- January 17, 2011 04:35

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Tourism Ministers from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey convened to launch a quadripartite mechanism for tourism, an initiative that they said embodied the first steps toward establ Read More

Lebanese government falls after Hezbollah quits

editor editor- January 13, 2011 05:10

Beirut, Lebanon - Members of the powerful Hezbollah movement and its allies brought down Lebanon's unity government Wednesday after resigning from Prime Minister Saad Hariri's Cabinet. Read More

Despite political tensions Lebanese tourist numbers up 24.5 percent

editor editor- December 23, 2010 06:44

BEIRUT: Despite mounting political tensions over the outcome of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) investigating the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the outgoing and incoming Read More

Lebanon bouncing back

editor editor- November 19, 2010 05:22

(eTN) - Going skiing in Lebanon?? Why not? It might sound strange, but Lebanon really does have it all, including 6 ski resorts! Read More

Aviation news: Lebanon to delay Middle East Airlines IPO

editor editor- September 8, 2010 05:43

Lebanon will delay an initial public offering of shares in national carrier Middle East Airlines that was due by the end of this year because of unfavorable market conditions, Central ... Read More

Polish tourists kidnapped, freed in Lebanon

editor editor- September 2, 2010 03:45

Two Polish tourists were briefly kidnapped in Lebanon's Beqaa valley on Tuesday but were freed after security forces opened fire on their captors at a checkpoint, killing one of them, ... Read More

Lebanese tourism minister: There will be no war

editor editor- August 5, 2010 02:27

Beirut - Lebanese Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud said Wednesday there was no danger of a regional war flaring, and called on foreign tourists to visit Lebanon. Read More