Instability in neighboring Syria and the ongoing political vacuum in Lebanon are contributing to a drastic deterioration in the country's security situation.
This time of year, Lebanese businessmen usually brace themselves for what they hope to be will be a good season for them and, more broadly, for the economy. Tourists begin flooding into the country and resorts reach full occupancy. This year, however, may be different. Regional upheavals have sent tourists venturing into other regions.