THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IN LEBANON HAS BEEN HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND REMAINS TO THIS DAY TO BE A MAJOR SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR LEBANON. BEFORE THE LEBANESE CIVIL WAR, BEIRUT WAS WIDELY REGARDED AS "THE SWISS OF THE MIDDLE EAST," OFTEN CITED AS A FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS HUB WHERE VISITORS COULD EXPERIENCE THE LEVANTINE MEDITERRANEAN CULTURE.

LEBANON'S DIVERSE ATMOSPHERE AND ANCIENT HISTORY MAKE IT AN IMPORTANT DESTINATION WHICH IS SLOWLY REBUILDING ITSELF AFTER CONTINUED TURMOIL. LEBANON OFFERS PLENTY:

FROM ANCIENT ROMAN RUINS, TO WELL PRESERVED CASTLES, LIMESTONE CAVES, HISTORIC CHURCHES AND MOSQUES, BEAUTIFUL BEACHES NESTLED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA, WORLD RENOWN LEBANESE CUISINE, NONSTOP NIGHTLIFE AND PUBS-RESTAURANTS, TO MOUNTAINOUS SKI RESORTS.

SIGNIFICANT PRIVATE INVESTMENT IS CURRENTLY BEING MADE IN THE MODERNIZATION AND EXPANSION OF THIS SECTOR AND INTERNATIONAL HOTEL COMPANIES HAVE RETURNED TO LEBANON

LEBANON IS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE ARAB WORLD THAT OFFERS RAFTING, HIKING, AMAZING BIKING FROM ITS MOUNTAINS TO BAALBEK AND MANY AMAZING SPOTS, SKIING AND RELATED WINTER AND SUMMER SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

THE LARGEST SKI RESORT IN THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN EXPANDED AND MODERNIZED. WE AS LEBANON ADVENTURE BELIEVES THAT, BECAUSE OF THE RETURN OF PEACE AND STABILITY TO THE COUNTRY AND WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NECESSARY INFRASTRUCTURE, TOURISM AND SPORTS TOURISM ACTIVITIES WILL AGAIN CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO LEBANON'S ECONOMY.

LEBANON'S TOURISM INDUSTRY ALSO RELIES ON THE LARGE NUMBER OF LEBANESE LIVING ABROAD, WHO RETURN REGULARLY TO THE COUNTRY DURING THE SUMMER & WINTER SEASON.