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Beit misk summer festival, wyclef jean, guy manoukian, natalie imbruglia

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HORECA marks resilience of Lebanon's hospitality industry

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Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By: Susan Wilson
Source: The Daily Star

BEIRUT: As visitors walk through the crowds at HORECA this year, during the 22nd edition of the hospitality trade show, they wouldn't be able to tell that Lebanon's food industry has been taking a hit of late as result of the crusade of Health Minister Wael Abu Faour. Given that the industry had already been impacted in recent years by the lack of tourism, Abu Faour's campaign against poor health and safety standards could be seen as another blow to Lebanon's reputation in the region. Not so, insists Joumana Dammous Salame, who founded Hospitality Services, the driving force behind HORECA, with her father back in 1993. "Although things are going through a difficult moment in the country they are not as bad as we think they are," she told The Daily Star, gesturing to the packed exhibition halls. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban) "As…