Tourism

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.
22-09-2006
Al Diyar Real Estate Investment, a Qatari investment company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Syrian Ministry of Tourism to set-up a tourist resort in the gulf of Ibn Hani, 10 km north of Lattakia.
03-08-2006
In the first six months of this year, the number of tourists visiting Syria grew 9 percent to reach 1.540 million from 1.414 million for the same period of last year.
06-07-2006
The Gardenia Real Estate Investment Company, owned by a Syrian expatriate based in the UAE, Mohammad al Dandashi, has started works on a USD 80 million tourist resort in the city of Homs, according to reports in the local press.
18-06-2006
A Russian company is set to sign a contract worth USD 30 million to build and invest in a tourism resort in Lattakia.
03-06-2006
Starwood Hotels and Resorts has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tarif Al-Akhras a Homs businessman and former head of the local Chamber of Commerce and Industry to build and manage a Sheraton hotel in Homs, central Syria.
03-06-2006
Taif Investment & Tourism Company is planning to build a EUR 20 million cable car project in Damascus.
18-05-2006
The Garden City Tourism Resort has been launched, almost two decades after it was initially planned.
17-04-2006
Syria will be offering 80 new sites for developments to local and foreign investors in the upcoming Tourism Investment Market to be held between the 26th and 29th of April.

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