Tourism

19-06-2002
Syria, Jordan and Lebanon are going to publish a "unified map" including the tourist attractions of the three countries, according to Syria's minister of tourism, Sadallah Agha al-Qall'a.
02-04-2002
Syria's customs department is gathering information and studying various projects in several countries in preparation for the introduction of an electronic Customs system in the country.
29-03-2002
Syria plans a threefold increase of the share of the tourism industry in the country's Gross Domestic Product, said Saadallah Agha al-Qall'a, Minister of Tourism.
11-02-2002
Syria and Turkey are to sign an agreement to work together to boost tourism in the region.
28-01-2002
Syria and Lebanon's tourism ministers will be signing on February 7, a three year cooperation program that will run until the end of 2004.
22-01-2002
Cham Palaces and Hotels has reported that following the September 11 attacks itself and its affiliates will report losses for year 2001.
07-01-2002
Revenues from tourists visits to Palmyra's archaeological sites fell 45 percent in 2001 compared with the year 2000 figures.
07-01-2002
The building of the second phase of the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus has started.
07-01-2002
Syria's revenues from tourism exceeded USD1 billion in 2001 and tourists arrivals reached 3.015 million according to the World Tourism Organisation.
07-01-2002
Syria on Saturday announced a plan to boost its tourist sector, focusing on promoting its historical heritage, and improving its image abroad.
10-12-2001
According to the Syrian minister of tourism, the events of September 11th will lead to a drop of 40 percent of the rates of the hotels in the country as well as a drop of 35 to 40 percent of Syrianair ticket fares.
26-11-2001
According to figures released by the Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourist arrivals grew by 10.4% in the first 9 months of the year, to reach a total of 2.6 million, reported Al Baath.
26-11-2001
Tartous city council signed a preliminary agreement with a British company for the building of a new US$42 million tourist resort, said Teshreen.
12-11-2001
A Saudi company is currently discussing with the Syrian authorities in order to build a huge tourist complex in the heart of Damascus, reported Al Sharq al Awsat.
09-11-2001
729,000 Lebanese, 200,000 Saudis and 153,000 Iraqis entered Syria in the first seven months of the year, according to the Ministry of Tourism, reported Teshreen.

Events

Taxation in Syria
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Syrian Medicare 2011
Damascus International Fairground