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.
Taif Investment & Tourism Company is planning to build a EUR 20 million cable car project in Damascus.
The Garden City Tourism Resort has been launched, almost two decades after it was initially planned.
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.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Saudi Prince Al-Walid bin Talal inaugurated on March 22nd, the Damascus Four Seasons Hotel, the first luxury hotel to open in Damascus in 20 years.
The city of Qamishli will have its first four-star hotel after a SYP 920 million (USD 17.70 million) project was awarded to Rim Economic Group (REG), a company owned by Syrian businessman Abdallah Darwish.
Lattakia’s city council has given its preliminary approval for a new USD 60 million tourist resort that will involve the building of a 6.5 km aerial tramway, also known as telepherique, between the coastal area of Badroussia, 45-km north of Latta...
The number of tourists visiting Syria has grown by 11 percent in 2005 compared to the previous year, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Tourism.
The Syrian Kahaleh Group, together with Saudi and Kuwaiti investors has won a bid to develop a large tourism resort in the city of Aleppo.
Syria has given initial approval to a USD 15 billion tourist resort to be built on Jabal el-Sheikh overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
The amount allocated to promote the tourism sector in Syria has remained unchanged at SYP 80 million, or less than USD 1.6 million, according to the state-owned daily al-Thawra.
The number of tourists visiting Syria rose by 12 percent in 2005, the government has said, in a year in which Damascus faced an international outcry after the killing of Rafik Hariri.
According to Syrian tourism minister, Saadallah Agha al-Qalaa Syria has around 21 projects with Gulf companies that are being or start to be developed.
Qatar-based Phoenicia for Tourism and Trade signed a USD 194 million deal to invest in a tourism project in Lattakia on the Syrian coast.
Monthly records released by the Ministry of Tourism showed that arrivals to Syria in the first three quarters of the year decreased by 4 percent to reach 4.68 millions visitors. This reduction is relative to the number recorded over the same period las...


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