Tourism

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.
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.