Effective June 24, 2014, the British Foreign Office issued the below travel warning re: travel to Lebanon:

“Frequent travel warnings have resulted in the instability of hotel occupancy in Beirut. Levels are unstable,” said Christopher Hewett, senior consultant at TRI Hospitality Consulting.

Philip Wooller, area director for the Middle East and Africa at STR Global, says occupancy rates in Beirut have plummeted 17% year-to-date, standing at 44%, while average room rates have dropped by 4.3% and revenue per available room by 20.5%.

The UAE government has issued three travel warnings for Lebanon in the last two years.