Reasons to do business in Lebanon

Reasons to do business in Lebanon

Lebanon was the 72nd largest market for U.S. exports in 2016, according to U.S. Department of Commerce statistics.  The Lebanese Customs Authority reported that Lebanon’s total imports in 2016 reached USD 18.705 billion, of which USD 1.184 billion came from the United States. In 2016, the United States ranked as...

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Dubai Safari soft opened

Dubai Safari soft opened

Dubai Safari, home to the most diverse array of animals in the country, attracted a whopping 10,000 guests on second day of its soft opening on 12 December, when the park welcomed 4,000 visitors, including school children, residents, and visitors. Spread over 119 hectares, Dubai Safari is home to most...

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Kuwait to rely on tourism to boost its economy

Kuwait to rely on tourism to boost its economy

Kuwait is seeking to develop its tourism sector as an important economic resource based on its promising development plan ‘New Kuwait 2035’, supported by its geographical location, and driven by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s vision to transform the country into a commercial and financial center....

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Hotels.com sees new millennial #TravelBrag trend

Hotels.com sees new millennial #TravelBrag trend

New research from Hotels.com global Mobile Travel Tracker, discovered a new millennial trend, of ‘travel bragging’ on social media to build kudos amongst their friends, and even faux friends on social. Trading in their #TravelBrag for ‘likes’, 30 percent admit they spend over four hours a day on their mobiles...

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2018 will be a foodie adventure said Booking.com Research

2018 will be a foodie adventure said Booking.com Research

Travelers’ appetite for a foodie adventure will be even bigger in 2018 with four in 10 travelers (41 percent) planning to incorporate new food and drink destinations into their travel plans next year (compared to 29 percent in 2017). Booking.com, the global leader in connecting people with the widest selection of...

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Jordan to cut on foreign workers to boost its restaurants sector as of Feb 2018

Jordan to cut on foreign workers to boost its restaurants sector as of Feb 2018

Image via Condé Nast Traveller Middle East The Labor Ministry, the Employment-Technical and Vocational Education Training (E-TVET) Fund and the Jordan Association for Restaurants and Sweets Shops Owners signed a cooperation agreement to implement a national program enhancing the restaurant and confectionery sector, reported the Jordan Times. The agreement aims...

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Saudi Arabia is fifth place globally in terms of the ranking of digital travelers

Saudi Arabia is fifth place globally in terms of the ranking of digital travelers

Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform, published the results of a Global Traveler Survey of 11,000 people worldwide that highlights the use of digital tools when planning, booking and experiencing a journey. According to the report 81 percent of travelers use peer to peer reviews when researching a trip, and...

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900 million international tourists in the first eight months of 2017

900 million international tourists in the first eight months of 2017

Demand for international tourism remained strong during the summer peak season. International tourist arrivals in July and August totaled over 300 million for the first time ever according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Many destinations reported double-digit growth, in particular in the Mediterranean.  Between January and August 2017, destinations...

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A new fund by CNN to boost the travel and tourism sector

A new fund by CNN to boost the travel and tourism sector

CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) has launched the ‘Go There Media Fund’ to provide travel and tourism expertise to distressed destinations and countries recovering from natural disasters. The initiative was announced by Rani Raad, President of CNNIC, at a gala dinner ahead of World Travel Market, taking place in London this...

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1.5 million visitors to Lebanon in the first nine months of 2017

1.5 million visitors to Lebanon in the first nine months of 2017

  Almost 1.5 million tourists have visited Lebanon in the first nine month of the year, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT). Summer season (July-August-September) was also better than last year, with a 7.5 percent increase year-on-year, from 579,500 to 623,400 this year. During...

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