Tourism

23-12-2013
The Syrian government has awarded to private investors a 25-year contract for the management of a prime four-star hotel in central Damascus.
09-12-2013
Two new hospitality resorts are being established in Tartous and Lattakia, as the coastal area remains the only part of Syria to witness some form of limited investment.
11-11-2013
The Ministry of Tourism is reporting that only three investors have put forward bids to develop three different sites it is offering for investment in Damascus and Tartous.
14-10-2013
The government is doubling the exit fee for Syrians departing their country.
14-10-2013
According to the Syrian ministry of tourism, close to 400 hotels across the country are out of service.
23-09-2013
After a long legal battle, the management rights of the Semiramis Hotel will return back to its owner, a state entity.
27-05-2013
Occupancy rates at Damascus hotels in 2012 were only a fifth of what they were two years earlier, according to a recently released report.
12-04-2013
The coastal area is the only remaining part of Syria where some new investment projects are announced, including recently the development of two new tourism properties.
05-04-2013
Cham Hotels, Syria’s largest hotel chain, witnessed a second consecutive dismal year in 2012 as Syria’s tourism industry remains distressed.
02-04-2013
Hundreds of tourist facilities closed in the last two years in and around Damascus, according to a union official.
04-03-2013
Syria’s income from the hospitality industry fell a dramatic 95 percent in two years, according to an official from the Ministry of Tourism.
26-11-2012
The Ministry of Tourism has signed a contract with local investors for the management of a hotel property in Tartous.
01-10-2012
The number of tourists that visited Syria in the first quarter of 2012 fell 76.4 percent compared to the same period of last year according to a recent government report as the impact of the rising violence is likely to complicate the recovery of the sector in the post-uprising period.
27-08-2012
The Kharafi Group has obtained from the Syrian government a 50 percent discount on the annual fee it pays for the management of the Bloudan Grand Hotel, which has been closed for over half a year.
02-07-2012
Damascus and Aleppo are the two cities of the Middle East that have witnessed the sharpest decline in occupancy rates in their hotels last year, according to a recent survey.

Events

City View 2011 - Aleppo
Sheraton Hotel Aleppo
Vet Expo
Damascus International Fairground