Tourism

10-01-2005
Syria’s income from tourism is estimated to have reached USD 1.85 billion in 2004, an annual 31% rise from 2003 (USD 1.414 billion), according to the Ministry of Tourism.
01-12-2004
The Ministry of Tourism is organizing an international conference next April to attract more investments in the Syrian tourism sector.
01-08-2004
The company has elected a new Board of Directors. The Amrit resort that was supposed to be among the largest tourist complexes on the eastern Mediterranean has not been built, 16 years after its launch.
01-08-2004
Al Futtaim Group, the UAE conglomerate, is planning to invest up to USD 1 billion in a large tourism resort in Sabboura in the outskirts of Damascus, according to SANA, the state news agency.
01-07-2004
The project is an investment from the Saudi Binladin group and symbolizes the rising interest of Gulf investors in the Syrian tourism industry.
01-07-2004
The Minister of Tourism, Saadallah Agha al-Qall'a has announced that his ministry is planning to open regional tourism offices abroad.
01-06-2004
Arrivals of tourists and visitors to Syria have continued to rise in the first quarter of this year according to the Syrian ministry of tourism.
01-06-2004
Osman al-Aidi, owner of the luxury Cham Hotels chain in Syria as well as of a number of luxury hotels and resorts in France has signed a management contract with Hong-Kong-based Mandarin Oriental Hotel group.
01-06-2004
The Cham Hotels chain has opened its first deluxe hotel outside Syria.
01-05-2004
According to Osman al-Aïdi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cham Hotels, the largest hotel chain in Syria and one of the largest in the Middle East, the Syrian PM, Naji al-Otri has "asked" him to list the company in an internationa...
01-03-2004
The Dubai-based Rotana hotel chain is planning to open its first hotel in Syria.
01-02-2004
For the second year in a row, Syria's tourist arrivals figure has crossed the 2-million mark.
01-01-2004
The project will be the largest tourism resort on the Syrian coast. The total number of beds will be 5,000 on completion.
01-11-2003
Syria was elected Chairman of the Middle East Committee of the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) for the coming two years, during the WTO's 15th General Assembly meeting held in October in China.
01-10-2003
Syria has witnessed a drop of 18 percent in the arrival of tourists in the country in the first half of this year.