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Mar 21

Rethinking Lebanon: promoting rural tourism

Rethinking Lebanon: promoting rural tourism

BEIRUT: The Lebanese economy is service-oriented, meaning the main growth sectors include banking and tourism.

Most tourism in Lebanon is based in the capital city, Beirut, where the nightlife, restaurants, hotels,"...

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Mar 19

The Borrowed Dress Receives a Special Mention at the Beirut Women International Film Festival

The Borrowed Dress Receives a Special Mention at the Beirut Women International Film Festival

Director Leen Alfaisal's documentary film The Borrowed Dress received a Special Mention at the 2ndBeirut Women International Film Festival (BWFF) that closed on March 15. This comes in coincidence with its Egyptian premiere at the 8th Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) within its Freedom"...

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Mar 19

Le Gray, Beirut appoints executive chef

Le Gray, Beirut appoints executive chef

French national Nicolas Herbault is now the executive chef of Le Gray, Beirut, a Campbell Gray Hotel. Herbault's previous experience includes working at five-star establishments such Relais & Chateaux - Les Trois Tillleuls & Spa Givenchy in Quebec, Canada; The Intercontinental Le Moana Bora Bora, in French Polynesia; Qasr Al Sarab Desert resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi, The One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai; Le Mirador Kempinski in Switzerland and the Crowne Plaza Dubai. Speaking about his appointment, Herbault said: “The......

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Mar 18

Bel Lebnééné calls for Lebanese Arabic to be standardized

Bel Lebnééné calls for Lebanese Arabic to be standardized

Lebanon has a long history as a shipping and trading hub, leveraging its geographical location on the Mediterranean Sea and connecting mainland Europe to the Arab hinterland. It was several thousand years ago that religious texts referenced the peoples of Mesopotamia (in what is now modern"...

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Mar 17

Hotel reservations show full occupancy in summer

Hotel reservations show full occupancy in summer

Hotels are witnessing high traffic and some reached full occupancy over the past month. Hoteliers are optimistic and have high expectations for this summer’s bookings.

There was a good pick-up in occupancy rates starting last month, said Mohamad Yassine, General Manager"...

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Mar 12

Oman Hotel Revenue Grows by 14.3 Percent

Oman Hotel Revenue Grows by 14.3 Percent

Muscat: The total revenue of Omani hotels in the three-to-five-star category rose by 14.3% to RO 22.7 million till the end of January 2019 compared to RO 19.8 million for the same period of
the previous year.
However, hotel occupancy rates fell by 2.7% to reach 62.4% at the end"...

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Mar 12

Bahrain Food Festival attracts more than 150 thousand visitors in its first week

Bahrain Food Festival attracts more than 150 thousand visitors in its first week

The fourth edition of Bahrain Food Festival continues to attract record numbers of visitors achieving an unprecedented level of success. In the first week alone, more than 150,000 people visited the festival which was launched on Thursday, February 28 2019, which is expected to attract even"...

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Mar 09

Guidanian from Berlin: What we need is clear tourism plan to be launched within a month

Guidanian from Berlin: What we need is clear tourism plan to be launched within a month

NNA - Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian participated in the 53rd session of the World Tourism Exchange in Berlin in the presence of 180 countries and a large number of tourism professionals and businessmen.

The"...

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Mar 09

Guidanian talks tourism relations with Iran's ambassador

Guidanian talks tourism relations with Iran's ambassador

NNA - Tourism Minister, Avedis Guidanian, on Friday welcomed in his office at the Ministry the Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon, Mohammed Jalal Feroznia, with whom he discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, notably at the tourism level.


Minister Guidanian"...

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Mar 07

With travel warning lifted, Lebanon awaits return of Saudis

With travel warning lifted, Lebanon awaits return of Saudis

Tucked in a market square in downtown Beirut, the Paname Cafe caters to those with a taste for luxury.

A large modern art sculpture sits in the centre of the square, with benches around the sides where customers can relax in the sunshine.

But the cafe, and much"...

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