Diyafa.org: Your Gateway to Rural Tourism

February 18, 2016, Beirut – DIYAFA Association launched its website in a ceremony that took place in Beirut on February 16, 2016 in the presence of His Excellency Minister of Tourism Mr. Michel Pharaon and USAID Director of Mission Carolyn Bryan, in addition to many rural tourism stakeholders. The DIYAFA website (www.diayfa.org) will serve as […]

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‘DIYAFA’: Boosting Rural Economies & Building Tourism in Lebanon

As the holiday season approaches, rural guesthouses that dot the Lebanese countryside are preparing to welcome Lebanese and foreign visitors and their families. One vital aspect of that preparation has been to professionalize their food service. The latest “DIYAFA” training session through ANERA’s rural tourism project in the country, within the Lebanon Industry Value Chain […]

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Profile of a Guesthouse Owner

Salim Al Ashkar, 43, was born and raised in Khreibeh in Chouf district of Mount Lebanon. He supervised architectural projects; building houses, paving roads. He never really thought about his own home and how it would change his life. “When I was 10, I used to urge my dad to modernize our house,” he explains, […]

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