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News Lebanon » Tourism: Guest Column: Travel ball, AAU hurting high school sports

News channel or source: http://www.ldnews.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/01/20/guest-column-travel-ball-aau-hurting-high-school-sports/1045929001/
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

As more and more parents sought opportunities for the inside track to scholarships, exposure, and stardom, the AAU circuit and travel sports boomed. In the Lebanon-Lancaster area we saw sports complexes pop up with in-house instructors, and travel programs.

News Lebanon » Tourism: Assad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destination - Jordan Times

News channel or source: http://jordantimes.com/news/region/assad-regime-promotes-syria-tourist%E2%80%99-destination
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Jordan TimesAssad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destinationJordan Times"This year is the time to rebuild Syria and our economy," Bassam Barsik, director of marketing at the Syrian Ministry of Tourism, told AFP. Barsik said 1.3 million foreign visitors travelled to Syria last year, although that figure includes those who ...and more »

News Lebanon » Tourism: Kuwait- His Highness the Amir's stances very supportive of Lebanon - Pres. Aoun

News channel or source: http://menafn.com/1096377011/Kuwait-His-Highness-Amirs-stances-very-supportive-of-LebanonPres-Aoun?src=RSS
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

"To the contrary, Lebanon was antagonized and victimized repeatedly by aggressors ... and the refugees of the right to return to their homes. Dealing with the tourist sector that suffered problems late last year due to security concerns, President Aoun ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: Hezbollah Chief Warns Against Israeli Plans to Build Border Wall - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

News channel or source: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/middle-east/lebanon/hezbollah-chief-warns-against-israeli-plans-to-build-border-wall/2018/01/21/
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

The Jewish Press - JewishPress.comHezbollah Chief Warns Against Israeli Plans to Build Border WallThe Jewish Press - JewishPress.comHassan Nasrallah, General Secretary of the terror group Hezbollah on Sunday denounced Israeli plans to construct a cement wall spanning the entire length of the Lebanese border. The wall is being erected in segments by the IDF, in response to specific ...and more »

News Lebanon » Tourism: In northern Jordan, a community-based tourism project wakes the sleepy village of Umm Qais

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/in-northern-jordan-a-community-based-tourism-project-wakes-the-sleepy-village-of-umm-qais/2018/01/18/13ddd8b8-f49f-11e7-a9e3-ab18ce41436a_story.html
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

In this village that wakes up to a view of Syria, Israel, Palestinian territories and Lebanon every day ... Yet, Umm Qais has suffered greatly from wide-brushstroke travel advisories suggesting that tourists stay away from the north of Jordan, which ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: Hezbollah chief weighs in on Lebanon's Spielberg controversy - Miami Herald

News channel or source: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article195545624.html
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

Hezbollah chief weighs in on Lebanon's Spielberg controversyMiami Herald... Arab League over his support for Israel, but a Lebanese minister reversed the decision, allowing it to open Thursday in theaters across the country. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Friday said Spielberg's name is on a "black list" of Israeli ...and more »

News Lebanon » Tourism: Assad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destination

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/assad-regime-promotes-syria-tourist-destination-002532814.html
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

director of marketing at the Syrian Ministry of Tourism, told AFP. Barsik said 1.3 million foreign visitors travelled to Syria last year, although that figure includes those who came from neighbouring Lebanon for only one day. "We're targeting two million ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: Lebanon's PM urges political parties to stay clear of regional conflicts - Business Standard

News channel or source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/lebanon-s-pm-urges-political-parties-to-stay-clear-of-regional-conflicts-118011600059_1.html
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Lebanon's PM urges political parties to stay clear of regional conflictsBusiness Standard... Minister Saad Hariri on Monday called on Lebanese political parties to stay clear of regional conflicts. "I reiterate the necessity of committing to the policy of dissociation and the necessity of maintaining our relations with our brotherly Arab ...and more »

News Lebanon » Tourism: Hezbollah chief weighs in on Lebanon's Spielberg controversy

News channel or source: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/ap/ap_nation/hezbollah-chief-weighs-in-on-lebanon-s-spielberg-controversy/article_ebef01db-b263-5c33-af99-54058ba73c04.html
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

Nasrallah said showing the movie in Lebanon was tantamount to "rewarding" Spielberg under the pretext of art, freedoms and tourism.

News Lebanon » Tourism: Egypt to participate in Spain's International Tourism Trade Fair this Wednesday - Egypt Independent

News channel or source: http://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-participate-spains-international-tourism-trade-fair-wednesday/
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Egypt IndependentEgypt to participate in Spain's International Tourism Trade Fair this WednesdayEgypt IndependentEgypt will be participating in the International Tourism Trade Fair (FITUR) in Madrid from January 17 to January 21 to promote its touristic market across the world, along with 165 other countries. According to FITUR's website, the fair is “a global ...and more »

News Lebanon » Tourism: UNWTO: Middle East & North Africa tourism consolidates recovery

News channel or source: https://www.eturbonews.com/175686/unwto-middle-east-north-africa-tourism-consolidates-recovery
Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

Minister of Tourism of Lebanon, H.E. Ms. Rula Ma’ayah, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities of Palestine and H.E. Mr. Mohamed Al Muhairi, Undersecretary for Tourism at the Ministry of Economy of the United Arab Emirates. According to the latest UNWTO ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: Diversifying Lebanon's tourism - Executive

News channel or source: http://www.executive-magazine.com/hospitality-tourism/diversifying-lebanons-tourism
Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

ExecutiveDiversifying Lebanon's tourismExecutiveExecutive spoke with Pierre Achkar, president of the Lebanese Federation for Tourism Industries and the Lebanese Hotel Association, who says the tourism industry has learned the hard way the dangers of relying on one market. Although no single market ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: Ban on screening ‘The Post’ overturned in Lebanon

News channel or source: https://www.jta.org/2018/01/17/news-opinion/united-states/ban-on-screening-the-post-overturned-in-lebanon
Publication date: uesday 16 January 2018

Lebanon is officially at war with Israel and bans Israeli products. Lebanese citizens are not allowed to travel or have contact with Israeli citizens.

News Lebanon » Tourism: A mature market - Executive

News channel or source: http://www.executive-magazine.com/hospitality-tourism/a-mature-market
Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

ExecutiveA mature marketExecutiveBut in Lebanon, it has gone out of control,” says Haber, noting that Beirut's mature F&B market means that those who want to open new establishments need to know what they are doing in the face of high-quality competition. While Lebanon is a free ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: UNWTO: Global tourism up in 2017

News channel or source: http://hotelnewsnow.com/articles/267806/UNWTO-Global-tourism-up-in-2017
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

UNWTO’s director of tourism trends and marketing strategies. “We also saw increases in most of the rest of the countries of the Middle East such as Bahrain, Lebanon and Jordan, but Qatar experienced a decline because of the political problems with its ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: Senior Columnist For Jordanian Government Daily: No Justification For Hizbullah's Weapons - Middle East Media Research Institute

News channel or source: https://www.memri.org/reports/no-justification-for-hizbullah%27s-weapons
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

Middle East Media Research InstituteSenior Columnist For Jordanian Government Daily: No Justification For Hizbullah's WeaponsMiddle East Media Research Institute"Lebanon is a small country whose economy depends on tourism and services, and its interests require strong ties with the [other] Arab states. But Hizbullah has deprived Lebanon of its security and involved it in inter-Arab conflicts, which serves only ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: Families of Islamist prisoners in Lebanon rally for amnesty

News channel or source: http://www.whio.com/news/world/families-islamist-prisoners-lebanon-rally-for-amnesty/KMGbnCPHdLIb5Y5kgxRjMJ/
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Lebanon had one general amnesty after the end of the civil ... strength winds that damaged buildings and tore trees from the ground, the BBC reported. Travel was delayed due to the storm. Germany’s Deutsche Bahn stopped running trains on Thursday ...

News Lebanon » Tourism: State Rep. Reed appointed to tourism committee - The Lebanon Enterprise

News channel or source: http://www.lebanonenterprise.com/content/state-rep-reed-appointed-tourism-committee
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

State Rep. Reed appointed to tourism committeeThe Lebanon EnterpriseRenew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription. If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Lebanon Enterprise, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below. Click the ...and more »

News Lebanon » Tourism: Lebanon overturns ban on Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’

News channel or source: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/lebanon-overturns-ban-on-steven-spielbergs-the-post/
Publication date: Wednesday 17 January 2018

Lebanon technically is officially at war with Israel and bans Israeli products. Lebanese citizens are not allowed to travel or have contact with Israeli citizens.

News Lebanon » Tourism: Tourism authority to hire executive director - Valdosta Daily Times

News channel or source: http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/tourism-authority-to-hire-executive-director/article_995700c7-62db-58bb-a36c-20fd8f57e5cd.html
Publication date: uesday 09 January 2018

Valdosta Daily TimesTourism authority to hire executive directorValdosta Daily TimesHamilton previously worked as the executive director of Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau from 2011-13. He worked as the executive director of Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission from 2005-11. He worked as the editor/general manager of ...