Several international event organizers had great things to say about Lebanon during a tourism convention hosted at the Le Royal Hotel earlier this May.
The hotel gathered about 140 hosted buyers from 40 countries. Hosted buyers represent major corporations and organizations that host events and conferences around the world.
Many of the buyers said Lebanon is now at the top of their list for events. Their reactions include:
United Kingdom: “Exceptionally fulfilling and enriching.”
United Arab Emirates: “When you come here, your heart remains here.”
India: “Lebanon is truly an exotic experience.”
South Africa: “The people are unbelievably friendly and welcoming.”
Russia: “From the first minute in Lebanon, I am amazed by the very warm and friendly atmosphere here.”
Germany: “Lebanon is a bridge between the Middle East and Europe.”
France: “I’m fully in love with this nation.”
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The gathering was hosted by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism, which is hoping to promote the country as an international destination for meetings and conventions.
The ministry took the hosted buyers to key landmarks in Lebanon, including parts of Beirut, Byblos and Baalbeck.
Visit Lebanon was launched in September 2017 to put Lebanon on the map for international business tourism, company tours and major exhibitions.