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May 22

Beirut hotel room value up by 38%

Beirut hotel room value up by 38%

The value of Beirut hotel rooms grew 38% last year, according to the report Hotel Valuation Index Middle East conducted by HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia.

Despite the limited new hotel supply in the"...

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May 22

Tourism Minister: State budget will not affect low-income citizens; MPs will not earn salaries forever

Tourism Minister: State budget will not affect low-income citizens; MPs will not earn salaries forever

NNA - Tourism Minister, Avedis Guidanian, on Wednesday said he was surprised at the ongoing strikes and demonstrations that were 'not in place' and based on 'inaccurate information'.


Commenting on the flaring polarization between Finance Minister, Ali"...

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May 21

Interview: Greece, Lebanon to increase tourism exchange: ambassador

Interview: Greece, Lebanon to increase tourism exchange: ambassador

BEIRUT, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Greek Ambassador to Lebanon Franciscos Verros said on Monday that Lebanon and Greece are working on increasing tourism exchange between the two countries.

'Lebanese are well-known"...

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May 16

Beirut hotel room value grew 40 percent last year

Beirut hotel room value grew 40 percent last year

The value of Beirut hotel rooms grew 38 percent last year, compared to 2017, according to the Hotel Valuation Index Middle East conducted by HVS, the global hotel consulting firm.

This growth is due to an improvement in Revenues per Available Room (RevPAR), and a four-percentage-point"...

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May 15

Dream Cruises Selects SES Networks’ Game-Changing Connectivity for Cruise Fleet

Dream Cruises Selects SES Networks’ Game-Changing Connectivity for Cruise Fleet

(AETOS Wire) -- Dream Cruises, a brand of Genting Cruise Lines, has selected SES Networks’ Signature Cruise Solution to provide exceptional speeds, low latency, and unmatched fibre-like service to its passenger ship fleet, comprised of World Dream, Genting Dream and Explorer Dream, for the Asian luxury market, SES announced today. Crew and guests of the newly-launched Explorer Dream will experience exceptional SES-powered guest connectivity onboard the 75,000-gross-ton, 2,000-passenger ship. The SES Networks’ solution will also be introduced onboard Genting Dream in September this year, completing the fleet-wide implementation that......

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May 14

In Lebanon, vintage film posters question Western cliches

In Lebanon, vintage film posters question Western cliches

Beirut: A pale woman rides through the desert, flanked by armed men on camels, a palace shimmering in the distance. This is Lebanon -- or so someone thought in the 1950s.

At a Beirut cultural centre, Lebanese"...

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May 08

UAE set to lift travel ban on Lebanon 'soon'

UAE set to lift travel ban on Lebanon 'soon'

The United Arab Emirates will lift a years-long travel ban on Lebanon, a move that could revive the embattled country’s vital tourism sector.

Visiting UAE Ambassador to Lebanon Hamad Al Shamsi said the ban"...

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May 05

 Hop-On Hop-Off tourist buses launched

Hop-On Hop-Off tourist buses launched

Hop-On Hop-Off buses will begin operating in Beirut on May 4, taking passengers on a tour of some of the city’s most significant destinations.

Savi, founded by Viviane Nasr, has signed a franchise agreement with Hop-On Hop-Off buses from City Sightseeing, the world’s"...

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May 04

Guidanian launches Baalbek festivals, hopes for thriving season

Guidanian launches Baalbek festivals, hopes for thriving season

NNA - Minister of Tourism Avedis Guidanian launched this Friday the Baalbek International Festival from the Layla Solh Hamadeh Hall in the Ministry of Tourism.

The Minister said 'we are launching the first"...

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May 04

ABB Powers Tourists to the Niagara Falls with First US Built All-Electric Vessels

ABB Powers Tourists to the Niagara Falls with First US Built All-Electric Vessels

(AETOS Wire)-- Niagara Falls tour operator Maid of the Mist orders two new passenger vessels sailing on pure electric power, enabled by ABB’s technology Visitors to the iconic Niagara Falls will soon be able to experience one of the US’s top landmarks emission-free. Two new Maid of the Mist passenger vessels will be powered entirely by high-capacity battery packs, becoming the first all-electric vessels ever built in the US. The new vessels will benefit from ABB’s zero-emission technology when they start operating later......

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