Lebanon is Not Really Among The 20 Most Dangerous Countries in the World for Tourists

Business Insider released an article today listing the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists. The list was extracted from The World Economic Forum's 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index Report, which measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which in turn, contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country”. The 370 pages long WEF report ranks countries based on several…

CNN: Surfing Becoming More Popular in #Lebanon

I remember when Cafe Najjar first featured a surfer in its most recent ads, I got several comments asking me if one can really surf in Lebanon while others laughed at the idea. Well surfing in Lebanon is becoming more and more popular over the past two years, with its community growing up to 200 surfers, as per Paul Abbas who is Lebanon's only surfboard shaper. Abbas became interested in the sport back in 2010…
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Summer is Almost Here: Who’s Cleaning Our Beaches?

1 month ago
An estimated 8 million tons of plastic end up in oceans every year, and this plastic pollution is surfing onto Lebanese shores and damaging the marine ecosystems. Unfortunately, the problem is not only plastic pollution ...
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First Bike Lane Prototype Introduced in #Beirut

2 months ago
After getting its first bike sharing station, Beirut just got its first official bike lane. The assembly of the first bike lane prototype was completed two days ago and the first bike tour will take ...
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Shape of Lebanon

2 months ago
It’s always great to hear tourists speak so highly of our country and enjoy it that much. These five tourists toured Beirut, Byblos, Harissa, Baalbek, Saïda, Jbeil & Tyre and made a video out of ...
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Byblos Bike Sharing System Officially Launched, Bike Lane to Follow

2 months ago
Byblos launched two days ago officially the “Byblos Bike Sharing System” and will soon introduce a dedicated bike lane in the city. NNA article says the lane will cover a 50,000 square meter area but ...
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Lebanese Tourism Minister Picks Armenia Over Lebanon

2 months ago
When asked to choose between Lebanon and Armenia, Lebanon’s Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian answered “Armenia”. Guidanian was a host on Mona Abou Hamze’s “Talk of the Town” show and the answer came during the “Heik ...
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National Geographic Needs to Update its Lebanon Guide

3 months ago
National Geographic shared recently a short 1-minute video of Lebanon featuring beautiful NatGeoMyShot pictures taken by locals. The post links to a page where you can learn more about Lebanon but there’s not much to ...
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A Long Weekend in #Lebanon – By Mounia Akl

3 months ago
Travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler shared recently a video by filmmaker Mounia Akl who took them on a tour around Lebanon. The tour was one long weekend where they partied in Beirut, drove to the ...
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Is that $20 Million Saints Route Project a good Idea?

3 months ago
The Lebanese Cabinet approved few days ago a USD 20 million Saints Route project linking the villages in Batroun and Byblos governorates. The aim is “to link Batroun, Edde, Jran, Derya, Douk, Mayfouq, and Annaya, ...
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