Lebanon is a small country along the Mediterranean, it’s a beautiful destination with incredibly rich history, mouth watering food, sophisticated design, chic nightlife and breathtaking seascapes and mountains. Beirut definitely lives up to its nickname, the “Paris of the Middle East.” The locals are friendly — for the most part, they speak French, Arabic and English.
The Beirut Heritage Trail is one of the most important country’s assets : you can go back in time with a walk along a marked mile-and-a-half-long path and see Byzantine mosaics, Roman baths, mosques, ancient underground streets, cathedrals and ruins from the Canaanite and Ottoman eras.
Furthermore, there is an age-old tradition of warm hospitality that exists in Lebanese culture. Lebanese hosts will never believe you don’t have just a bit more room for something utterly delicious that’s been prepared with love. In a Lebanese household, food is life and sharing it is one of the great joys of being alive. As well as having great variety, Lebanese food is one of the freshest and most delicious on the planet. In a survey conducted by Travel and Leisure, readers chose Beirut as the No. 1 destination for the food-oriented traveler.
Moreover, the Lebanon Mountain Trail offers charm, spirit and beauty. The one thing that makes Lebanon truly extraordinary is the land. Lebanon is naturally beautiful. Maybe that’s why for millennia people have lived here, been drawn to this region and fought on and over this land. It’s not hard to see why – the location is strategic, the climate is mild and the landscape is magnificent and so varied that the national cliché offers skiing and swimming in one day.
Lebanon’s economy and markets are best described at the dawn of the new millennium by a private and liberal economic activity and openness to abroad with perfect capital and labor mobility. The private sector contributes to around 75% of aggregate demand, a well-diversified sector that covers the totality of economic sectors and is a major pillar for growth and recovery. The Lebanese economy is also a typical open economy with a large banking sector. It is based primarily on the service sector. But tourism sector is important too: the strategic position of Lebanon, its mild climate and natural beauty, make it a natural tourist attraction. Moreover, commerce, agriculture, finance, energy and construction are also major sectors of lebanese economy.