Kempinski Hotels has signed contracts to manage two hotels under its brand in Syria, according to Duncan O'Rourke, Regional Director
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.  
Dubai-based Coral International Hotels has signed a contract to manage a 5-star hotel in Aleppo starting the first quarter of 2008
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.
The Ministry of Tourism’s plan to offer three huge locations for development is expected to draw investments of over USD 13 billion
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.
Cham Palaces and Hotels is taking over the management of the Zenobia Hotel in Palmyra from the Attar Group
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.
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
The volume of investment in the tourism sector stood at SYP 109 billion in 2006, according to Saadallah Agha Al-Qalaa
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.
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
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
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.
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.