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TUI Thomson Cruises sets course for conflict zones

Sedate ports of call such as Gibraltar and Valletta are being displaced on Europe's navigation charts by a trio of strife-torn cities: Algiers, Beirut and Belfast.

Green Globe certifies Movenpick Hotel and Resort in Beirut

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced today that following a long-term commitment to sustainable corporate initiatives with regard to the environment, local community, and employees, Mövenp

Radisson Blu Martinez in Beirut to be completely renovated in 2011

BEIRUT - The five star Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel in Beirut which is located within the city's business and shopping districts has been announced as about to receive a full renovation starting in Jan

Beirut hotels are opening at the right time

(eTN) - At a time when many other Middle Eastern hotel markets still are struggling, Beirut is blossoming as it benefits from newfound political stability following the signing of the Doha Agreement i

Abboud: Airport incident “not to be blown out of proportion”

Tourism Minister Fadi Abboud said Tuesday that the discovery of a body stuck to the tire of a jet bound for Riyadh should "not be blown out of proportion."

Despite looming tension Beirut still popular with Saudi tourists

JEDDAH - With tensions brewing between Israel and Lebanon and the possibility of an Israeli attack on the south of the country similar to what took place in 2006, there are reports that the country’

MSC Cruises announces four Beirut port calls per season

BEIRUT - MSC Cruises announced four Beirut Port calls for its future cruise itineraries bringing new economic revenues for the city’s growing tourism industry at a conference held in the Four Season

Hariri death anniversary gathered thousands in Beirut

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Beirut Sunday marking the fifth anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, whose death touched off Lebanon's Cedar Revolution or Ke

Ethiopian Airlines: Flight recorders to be retrieved soon

Flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed into the sea off Beirut with 90 people on board are close to being retrieved, the carrier said.

Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes in Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines plane probably crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after taking off from Beirut early this morning, state-run Lebanese National News Agency reported.

Quenching the thirst for war

Traveling through central Afghanistan three years ago, Geoff Hann found himself caught between warlords.

AWTTE registers 30% first-time exhibitors with France, Poland, Sri Lanka and...

BEIRUT (September 20, 2008) – Over 30% of Arab World Travel & Tourism Exchange (AWTTE) exhibitors are participating for the first time with France, Poland, Sri Lanka, UAE and Kurdistan region as new

AWTTE is back with great expectations for 2008!

BEIRUT (August 21, 2008) – The Arab World Travel and Tourism Exchange (AWTTE 2008) is expected to flourish this year particularly after the reconciliation of the last political conflicts in Lebanon.

Lebanon in a race to be a world ‘wonder’

Despite being in complete disarray, reeling from a recent war between Hezbollah and Israeli forces that left people once again deeply scarred years after the 15-year civil war between Muslims and Christians, Lebanon is vying for a place in the New 7 Nature Wonders of the World competition. Its bet: the Grotto in Jeita.