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.
The occupancy rate in Beirut showed a decline in 2011. The rate attained 57 percent in 2011 versus 68 percent a year earlier, according to the Middle East Hotel Benchmark survey released by Ernst & Young.
The restaurant business in Lebanon has been booming for the past years, despite the internal political standoff. However, in a bid to organize its work, some measures have been recently taken by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism as regards to the vehicle parking.
Lebanon's Jeita Grotto, one of Lebanon's greatest natural wonders, and which is 20 kilometers north of Beirut in the Kesruan Caza,
is in a competition to become one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature of the world.
Lebanon’s tourism industry is usually susceptible to any change in the internal political climate.
This time, the picture changed and even looked gloomier;the rapid decline in tourism figures was attributed to the regional turbulence.
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.