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Jul 07

Musharrafieh to WTO: Tourism sector main pillar to salvage Lebanon from bitter reality

Musharrafieh to WTO: Tourism sector main pillar to salvage Lebanon from bitter reality

NNA - Minister of Tourism, Ramzi Musharrafieh, on Monday partook in the 46th meeting of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Committee for the Middle East, chaired by the United Arab Emirates. The meeting discussed the challenges experienced by the Middle East region within the tourism"...

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Jul 06

Lebanon Holds Baalbek Concert despite Virus, Economic Crisis

Lebanon Holds Baalbek Concert despite Virus, Economic Crisis

Lebanon on Sunday hosted its annual music festival in the ancient northeastern city of Baalbek without an audience for the first time, a move organizers dubbed 'an act of cultural resilience' to the coronavirus pandemic as well as the country's unprecedented economic meltdown.

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Jul 05

Lebanon’s tourism sector warns of ‘black tourism day’ on August 3

Lebanon’s tourism sector warns of ‘black tourism day’ on August 3

NNA - Pummeled by an unprecedented economic crisis in Lebanon’s new history, the tourism sector on Friday gave the government, and the relevant authorities, one month to meet a list of the sector’s demands or else a “Black Day for Tourism in Lebanon' will be announced"...

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Jul 02

Le Vendome hotel sold to Qatari investors

Le Vendome hotel sold to Qatari investors

Le Vendome hotel has been sold to investors from Qatar, linked to the ruling family, specifically Hamad Bin Khalifah Al Thani, former ruler and father of the current Emir.

Sources said that the hotel was sold for $35 million. It had been offered for sale at $70 million before"...

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Jun 26

As Gripping as a Movie! Announcing Beppu, The Onsen Journey, a Video for the Whole World That Depicts the Birth of the Beppu Hot Springs in a Miraculous Location over 2.6 Million Years

As Gripping as a Movie! Announcing Beppu, The Onsen Journey, a Video for the Whole World That Depicts the Birth of the Beppu Hot Springs in a Miraculous Location over 2.6 Million Years

Release date: June 25, 2020 | Online at https://youtu.be/VzbwKqLSvVw Beppu City’s tourism economy was hit with an unprecedented shock as COVID-19 began to spread in April of this year. Never in our history have we seen visitors drop to nearly zero, especially during the weeklong holidays in May. We struggled through those months, and have entered a new phase where we believe we can begin to hope that the COVID-19 curve has flattened. Beppu City has begun to look toward a recovery in tourism demand once the fear of COVID-19 has been eliminated. To that end, we are releasing a public relations video, Beppu, The Onsen Journey, on June 25,......

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Mar 09

ACI Reveals World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience

ACI Reveals World’s Best Airports for Customer Experience

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality Awards.

The awards recognize those airports around the world that deliver the best customer"...

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Mar 08

Venture Group wins Jeddah resort rights-

Venture Group wins Jeddah resort rights-

Venture Group, a hospitality concept development company owned by Marwan Ayoub and Rabih Saba, has secured a deal to develop and manage the Belajio Resort in Jeddah.

The deal was awarded by Al Diri’i Group, a Saudi company owned by Ousama Al Ghazaoui.

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Mar 08

Over 500 travel agencies in Lebanon at risk of shutting down amid economic crisis

Over 500 travel agencies in Lebanon at risk of shutting down amid economic crisis

Over 500 travel agencies in Lebanon are facing the risk of shutting down due to banks’ restrictions and the economic slowdown in the country.

Travel agencies’ operations dropped by over 50 percent,"...

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Mar 01

 Ministers of Tourism, Health and Information launch medical tourism workshop

Ministers of Tourism, Health and Information launch medical tourism workshop

NNA - Minister of Tourism and Social Affairs Ramzi Msharrafieh, Minister of Public Health Hamad Hassan, and Minister of Information Manal Abdel Samad, held a meeting this Friday at the Ministry of Tourism to discuss the means to promote medical tourism in Lebanon.

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Feb 26

Travel giant Expedia says it will cut 3,000 jobs

Travel giant Expedia says it will cut 3,000 jobs

WASHINGTON — Online travel giant Expedia will cut about 3,000 jobs after what the company described in a statement as 'disappointing' performance last year.

The firm, which operates its flagship travel site as well as Hotels.com, Hotwire, Travelocity, Cheaptickets,"...

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