Tourism

03-10-2010
Drake & Scull International (DSI) has won a USD 23 million contract to conduct the mechanical, plumbing and engineering works at the Rotana Gardenia Hotel.
27-09-2010
Tourism Promotion Services, the hotel management arm of the Aga Khan Network, has issued a request for expression of interest for building works on two hotel projects in Damascus and Aleppo.
05-09-2010
Accor, one of the leading hotel operators in Europe, will manage a new property in Syria under the Mercure brand.
02-08-2010
The number of hotels that have opened in Syria in the first half of 2010 reached 31 across all ratings, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
19-07-2010
Loftus, a French company specialized in the construction and management of entertainment infrastructures, has signed an agreement to build an amusement centre in Homs.
19-07-2010
The number of tourists having visited Syria in the first half of this year increased by 63 percent compared to the same period of last year according to the Ministry of Tourism.
12-07-2010
Armitage, a new 5-star hotel, is opening its doors later this month in Central Damascus.
28-06-2010
Accor has signed an agreement with Bena Properties to manage its first two properties in Syria under the Novotel and Ibis brands.
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 & Haffi, 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.

Events

Labour Law Seminar
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Syria: Progress & Potential
BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1