Karen HOWES review 22 May 2023
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Many exciting parts. Probably Tyre, Beruit National museum and Mount Lebanon.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Take US dollars small denomination and do not use any cards. Visit the Corniche Beruit. Consider taking a cooking experience in Beruit.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Lebanon is not environmentally friendly plastic and rubbish everywhere. Definitely benefited local people by bringing in money to tourism industry and tourist sites.
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Exciting and stimulating felt I understood a bit more about recent Lebanese history. Lovely variety of different styles of hotels. I felt really relaxed in Lebanon.
Read the operator's response here:
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your travels in Lebanon. Of course, as widely reported, the country has been going through a tough time economically, so it is good to know that you felt your visit benefitted the local people. That is very much the great thing when travelling with a responsible operator. Itís all about giving something back. But you do raise an issue and a concern which we very much share, and that is about discarded rubbish including plastic. We know that our local team is trying to do what they can in this respect, but as mentioned above, the economic situation has had a huge impact on the country and in particular on public services, such as refuge collection. What we can say is that tourism can only help, and it is important that travellers continue to visit what is one of the Middle Eastís most rewarding countries.