Tourism

01-02-2003
According to preliminary figures from the Ministry of Tourism, the number of tourist arrivals crossed the 4 million mark last year, the first time ever, to reach a total of 4.3 million.
01-01-2003
According to press reports from the Gulf, a number of new investors are entering into the capital of the Damascus Four Seasons Hotel.
01-11-2002
A year on, the impacts of the September 11 on Syria's tourism figures seem to have been overestimated and not as long-lasting as originally feared.
23-09-2002
Cham Palaces and Hotels, the leading hotel chain in Syria, has signed an agreement with Jordan's Social Security Corporation (SSC) to manage two hotels in Jordan.
12-08-2002
Syria launched on Friday 10 August its first tourism month, Syrian Festival 2002.
12-08-2002
20,000 people cross daily the Syrian-Jordanian borders according to the Jordanian border police.
29-07-2002
Rotana has announced the signing of an agreement to manage a hotel in Damascus, according to Daniel Hajjar, VP sales and marketing.
24-06-2002
The number of Arab tourists travelling to Syria increased by 36 percent in the first quarter of the year, reported al-Hayat.
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.