Tourism

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.
03-05-2010
The Tourism Investment Forum held in Damascus between April 27 and 29 offered some 91 hospitality projects across Syria to potential investors.
25-04-2010
Bena Properties laid down on April 24 the cornerstone of its first project, the Yasmeen Rotana Hotel.
19-04-2010
Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International will manage a new hotel in Lattakia, the fourth property in its Syrian portfolio.
22-03-2010
Nesco Group S.A, Kempinski Hotels’ strategic partner in Syria, has denied that the luxury hotels management chain was withdrawing from the Syrian market.
22-03-2010
Syria’s travel and tourism industry will contribute 5.2 percent of the country’s GDP in 2010 according to a recent forecast report from the World Travel & Tourism Council.
15-03-2010
The Four Seasons Damascus Hotel continued to be among the most profitable properties managed by Kingdom Hotel Investments, its main shareholder, in spite of a decline in occupancy rates and in average revenues per room.
01-03-2010
A new 3-star hotel will take-off the ground in the Jamilia area of Aleppo, following the award of a BOT contract to a local company for that purpose.

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