Lebanon’s villages unite
A partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and the American University of Beirut (AUB) Nature Conservation Center brings the launch of the Baldati Bia’ati Awards Ceremony on the 11 October at AUB. The event will reward villages that have made biodiversity a main focus. The gathering further strengthens the ties between organizations and individuals working on local development and rural tourism in Lebanon. During the ceremony, there will also be the launch of the Villages Tourism Maps, and a smartphone application encouraging tourism to rural regions.