Upcoming HOTELS in Beirut

Looking for major upcoming hotels in Beirut? From Kempinski Summerland to Centro Gemmayze, here the detailed list.                           

Summer 2012. Still Hopes

If every year, tourism insiders wait for the summer season to make up for previous losses, this season seems to have started cautiously.

Summer 2012: What Season for Lebanon’s Tourism Industry?

The year 2010, was an exceptional year in terms of tourist numbers.

FREE Admission Days For Sites and National Museum

Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud issued the decision n°168, exempting Lebanese from paying entrance fees to the National Museum,

Tourism Figures on the Downside

Although the first month of 2012, sees an increase by almost 27 percent in tourist arrivals, the trend seems to have gone downward.

Lebanon Ranks Third in Tourism Competition

Lebanon ranked third in a competition, amongst 10 countries in the world, for the best place of vacations for the Holy Easter occasion,

$208M Hotel in Beirut To Offer 250 Jobs

Nabil Itani, chairman of the Investment Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) offered a 10-year incentive package deal to a $208 million hotel project owned by Sabah Barakat, general manager of Al Bashoura Company.

Travel & Tourism Industry to Contribute $4.3Bn to Lebanese Economy

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) estimated that the travel & tourism (T&T) industry would contribute directly $4.3 billion to the Lebanese economy in 2012, equivalent to around 10% of GDP.

Off To A Good Start

Tourist industry which is the beacon of hope in the Lebanese economy, seems to bounce back. The first month of 2012, sees an increase by almost 27 percent in tourist arrivals.

Lebanon: 6th Highest Drop in Tourist Flow Globally

Preliminary figures issued by the United Nations World Tourism Organization showed that Lebanon posted the sixth steepest decline in tourist arrivals in the world during the year 2011, registering a 24.4 percent drop from 2010.


Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.


  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.




  1. Moody’s Investors Service indicated that the high level of Central Bank reserves is...
  2. In 2010, the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 8 percent. The economic forecast...
  3. The General Labor Confederation (GLC) warned that the increase of the value added tax (VAT) rate...
  4. Finally, the electricity bill law is approved by the Lebanese parliament. A draft law allocates $1....
  5. Will the government raise the minimum wage?A scenario, some experts expect will result in layoffs...


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