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.
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.
Rotana Hotels has been awarded the contract to operate the five-star hotel under construction by Bena Properties, Cham Holding’s real estate development arm, on the Mazzeh Motorway.
The Ministry of Tourism is offering 65 new sites for investment during the 5th Tourism Investment Market Forum taking place between 28 and 30 of April.
The Afamia Rotana Resort, the latest five-star hotel in Syria will open its doors next months after years of delay.
The number of tourists visiting Syria has continued to grow in the first quarter of this year but at a slower pace than in previous years, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
Syria ranked 85th in the World in terms of the competitiveness of its tourism industry according to an annual report published by the World Economic Forum.
The Four Seasons Damascus Hotel posted another excellent performance in 2008, according to the annual report of Kingdom Hotel Investments, its mother company.
Greenline Interiors, a UAE firm, has announced that it was awarded a contract by the Wahoud Group to design and fit-out three hotels in Syria.
The number of tourists visiting Syria last year reached 3.6 million people, or an annual increase of 15 percent.
Dedeman Hotels expects to increase the occupancy rates of the three new hotels it is managing in Syria, according to its country manager, Birol Kaymas.
The Ministry of Tourism is giving new incentives to encourage investment in more remote areas of the country as well as in the largest projects it is offering to investors, according to Ghiath Al-Farrah, head of Touristic projects at the Ministry.
Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International is taking over the management of Le Meridien Hotel Damascus on January 1, 2009.


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