The Minister of Tourism, SaadAllah Agha Al-Qalaa, issued on December 30 a decree authorizing the construction of cable railways in Syria.
The Syrian Teachers Union inaugurated earlier this month a seven-storey hotel located in the coastal city of Tartous.
Nabil Mazloum, a Saudi Investor of Syrian origin will develop a 5-star hotel on BOT terms in Central Damascus.
A new hotel will go into service in Suweida at the beginning of 2010.
A group of businessmen led by AbdelQader Sabra is working on the development of a 4-star hotel on Arwad Island.
Hospes, a Spanish boutique hotels management firm, will operate its first property in Damascus in 2012.
The Kuwait Investment Authority plans to set-up a new opera house in Damascus, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
The number of tourists visiting Syria rose by around 11 percent in the first nine months of this year, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
The number of tourists visiting Syria grew 7.75 percent during the first eight months of this year compared to the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
Works on the Kiwan Hospitality project have still not begun two years after the announcement of the launch of the project.
The number of tourists who visited Syria in the first half of this year rose 9 percent compared to the same period of last year and reached 2.4 million, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
Laodicea Tourism & Services Company is inviting local, Arab and Turkish firms to participate in a pre-qualification bid for the execution and supervision of a tourist complex in Lattakia.
The number of tourists visiting Syria, in particular from Europe, has continued to increase in the first five months of this year, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism.
The Credit and Monetary Council has provided guidelines to local banks to provide financing to hospitality projects developed on BOT basis, a measure long awaited by developers.
Coral Hotels and Resorts has announced that it will manage its second hotel in Aleppo starting the middle of next year.
EDU 2011 Damascus
City View 2011 - Damascus
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