Tourism

24-01-2011
The number of tourists that entered Syria in 2010 stood at 8.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 40 percent, while tourist revenues rose 60 percent, confirming that the country’s tourism sector was finally getting closer to its potential.
17-01-2011
The Ministry of Tourism is seeking consultants to conduct an integrated study for the development of the Island of Arwad, off Tartous.
10-01-2011
Bena Properties has signed a syndicated loan agreement of USD 77 million to finance works at the Yasmeen Rotana Hotel in Damascus.
03-01-2011
Depa has won the contract for the fit-out and loose furnishings of the Yasmeen Rotana Hotel in Damascus, the first contract the UAE-based company earns in Syria.
06-12-2010
Porto Village Hotel, a hotel located in the Porto Tartous Development, previously known as Antaradus, will open its doors next month, according to Wahoud Group, the company developing the project.
22-11-2010
Two new hotels have begun operations in Aleppo and were inaugurated on November 11 by the Prime Minister, Naji Otri.
15-11-2010
Jumeirah, a UAE based group, will manage the 5-star hotel that will be part of Abraj Souria, a development by Souria Holding in the Baramkeh district of Damascus.
14-11-2010
Tofarco, a Cypriot developer, has been selected by the Syrian Government to develop a pilot zone in the Snobar project, one of the largest real estate developments in the country.
08-11-2010
Saco, a Saudi company specialized in the distribution of building materials, has signed a contract, for the development of a hotel in the Hijaz area of Damascus.
25-10-2010
The number of tourists that entered Syria in the first nine months of 2010 stood at 6.6 million, a year-on-year increase of 46 percent, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
18-10-2010
Salim Ramia and Ammar Sabbagh have established a joint-venture to run movie theatres in Syria.
14-10-2010
Dedeman Hotels and Intourist Sinara have formally signed a management contract for the 4-star Joul Jammal Resort the latter is developing in Lattakia.
11-10-2010
Al-Noor, a Charity based in Aleppo, has announced two calls for tenders to build a 3-star hotel and a hospital on a BOT basis in Syria’s northern city.
03-10-2010
Mina Mall, one of Tartous’ first commercial malls, will open its doors early October.
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.

Events

ATB
Damascus International Fairground
2nd International Finance Markets Investment Forum 2011
Sheraton Hotel Aleppo