Speaking to Lebanon’s Daily Star news outlet, the president of the Syndicate of Hotel Owners Pierre Achkar has said that hotel reservations in Lebanon this summer  will surpass last year’s  and are likely to reach the highest level since 2010.
Achkar told the news outlet that “they [hotels] are already 50% booked”. He pointed out that as long as there was no war [in Lebanon] he said bookings could reach 90% by summer”.
In the reported, Achkar cited steps by Lebanon’s Ministry of Tourism, such as the ‘Visit Lebanon’, as reasons for Lebanon’s predicted turnaround in term of attracting tourists to the country.
Reportedly, the “Visit Lebanon” International forum is the first international B2B forum organized in Lebanon to promote its leisure tourism and meetings and incentive industry.
Organized by the Tourism Ministry, 'Visit Lebanon' is scheduled to take place in Beirut 30-31 May 2019, gathering 150 international tour operators, incentive and event agencies, corporations and associations from all over the world.