Working Paper n°2017-19 – Rural tourism in Lebanon: what does the market reveal? – Socrat Ghadban (Lebanese university), Maya Shames (CEPN), Jad Abou Arrage (Lebanese university), Amal Abou Fayyad (Lebanese university)

The concept of rural tourism encompasses many forms of tourism, such as nature-based tourism, community-based tourism, ecotourism, agro-tourism, and many more. Scholars consider tourism an im- portant tool for revenue generation for communities living in rural areas. However, ineffective planning and management of the tourism industry may lead to undesired results in rural destinations, sometimes negatively affecting their rich natural and cultural heritage. In Lebanon, the last decade witnessed an increase of the rural tourism share within the …[Lire la suite]