Tourism

28-05-2007
Kempinski Hotels has signed contracts to manage two hotels under its brand in Syria, according to Duncan O'Rourke, Regional Director
21-05-2007
The number of tourists visiting Syria posted an annual growth of 19.2 percent in 2006, according to the latest figures of the Central Bureau of Statistics.  
23-04-2007
Dubai-based Coral International Hotels has signed a contract to manage a 5-star hotel in Aleppo starting the first quarter of 2008
23-04-2007
The Ministry of Tourism will offer around 100 projects for investment and development during the 3rd Tourism Investment Market Forum taking place between 24 and 26 of April.
09-04-2007
The Ministry of Tourism’s plan to offer three huge locations for development is expected to draw investments of over USD 13 billion
12-03-2007
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has signed a contract with Danial Industries, a Syrian firm, to manage a hotel under its "Four Points by Sheraton" brand name in Tartous, Syria's second largest coastal city.
05-03-2007
Cham Palaces and Hotels is taking over the management of the Zenobia Hotel in Palmyra from the Attar Group
26-02-2007
Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment and Development Company has finalized a contract with the Ministry of Tourism to develop Ra's Ibn Hani tourist site, 10 km north of the coastal city of Lattakia.
12-02-2007
The soft opening of Sheraton Aleppo Hotel and Towers is taking place on February 12. This opening will last three months, before an official launch ceremony is organized
05-02-2007
The volume of investment in the tourism sector stood at SYP 109 billion in 2006, according to Saadallah Agha Al-Qalaa
15-01-2007
The Blue Tower is Damascus’ latest 4-star hotel. Located in the centrally-located street of Hamra, the Blue Tower Hotel has 60 rooms including 7 suites of which one is presidential.
08-01-2007
Mohamed Abdulmohsin Kharafi and Sons Company of Kuwait (Kharafi) has formally signed the contract to develop a major tourism site in Damascus at a cost of USD 217 million
20-11-2006
The number of tourists visiting Syria should increase between 6 and 8 percent this year, according to Saadallah Agha al-Qalaa, the Minister of Tourism, after a record month of October helped to offset partly the bad summer season
13-11-2006
The Ministry of Tourism and the Cham Hotels Group are at odds as to the end-date of the management of three of the chain’s hotels in Syria.
22-09-2006
A new tourist resort that has cost a total of SYP 1.25 billion (USD 25 million) was inaugurated early September in the town of Al-Nasra, west of Homs by the Prime Minister, Naji al-Otri.