Tourism

28-06-2010
Arafeh Holding, a local manufacturing and trading group, mainly specialized in pharmaceutical products is diversifying into the hospitality sector.
20-06-2010
The Ministry of Tourism has taken over the management of the Ebla Cham Hotel in Damascus from its operator, Cham Palaces and Hotels Group.
14-06-2010
Nabil Mazloum, a Saudi investor of Syrian origin, has signed a contract with the Hijaz Railways Organization to develop a 5-star hotel on BOT terms in Central Damascus.  
07-06-2010
Bardan & Hafi, two Syrian trading families have won a BOT contact from the General Housing Establishment to build a SYP 2.3 billion tourist resort in the Mazzeh district of Damascus.
24-05-2010
A new 4-star hotel was inaugurated in Aleppo last week by the Minister of Tourism, Saadallah Agha Al-Qalla.
17-05-2010
A Syrian investor will build a cable railway in a tourist site located near the city of Lattakia, after decades when they were banned in Syria.
17-05-2010
The average rate charged by “quality hotels” in Damascus rose to USD 236 in 2009, while occupancy rate fell by 8 percent on average, according to a recently industry report.
03-05-2010
The Tourism Investment Forum held in Damascus between April 27 and 29 offered some 91 hospitality projects across Syria to potential investors.
25-04-2010
Bena Properties laid down on April 24 the cornerstone of its first project, the Yasmeen Rotana Hotel.
19-04-2010
Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International will manage a new hotel in Lattakia, the fourth property in its Syrian portfolio.
22-03-2010
Nesco Group S.A, Kempinski Hotels’ strategic partner in Syria, has denied that the luxury hotels management chain was withdrawing from the Syrian market.
22-03-2010
Syria’s travel and tourism industry will contribute 5.2 percent of the country’s GDP in 2010 according to a recent forecast report from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
15-03-2010
The Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus continued to be among the most profitable properties managed by Kingdom Hotel Investments, its main shareholder, in spite of a decline in occupancy rates and in average revenues per room.
01-03-2010
A new 3-star hotel will take-off the ground in the Jamilia area of Aleppo, following the award of a BOT contract to a local company for that purpose.
01-03-2010
Kempinski Hotels has announced that it has cancelled the contracts for the management of three properties in Damascus.

Events

SyriaMEP 2020
Damascus International Fairground
Perfect Wedding Show 2011
Sheraton Hotel Aleppo