Tourism

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.
02-11-2006
The Ministry of Tourism has finalized discussions and formally awarded development and management contracts for five of the projects it had offered during the two investment forums it held in April 2005 and 2006.
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.

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