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The Syrian Ministry of Tourism has adopted a package of measures to encourage the domestic tourism. The ministry announced integrated tourist programs with 50 percent reduction, various tourist products and markets to help overcome the current situation Syria and the world are passing through which negatively affect the tourism sector. The tourism sector ensures main [...]
According to Syria’s Tourism Minister Saadallah Agha al- Qalaa, the number of visitors to Syria increased 40 percent in 2010, generating $8.3 billian in tourism revenue. Syria’s tourism revenue climbed 60 percent, benefiting from cultural and archaeological attractions, he said in a news conference at the Tourism Ministry today. Syria attracted 8.5 million holiday makers, [...]
Story and Photo By Motaz Othman, eTN | January, 2011 MA’LULU, Syria (eTN) – Maâ€™lula, this charming famous village in Syria, is some 56 kilometers, less than one hour’s drive, north from Damascus on the main road between Damascus and Aleppo, and is situated at an altitude of more than 1,500 meters, inhabited by 5,000 [...]
The Syrian Ministry of Tourism on Saturday announced that the number of the tourists visiting the country has reached 4,003,692 including Arabs, foreigners and expatriates during the first eight months of the year in comparison to 3,715,633 last year.
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis | July, 2009 DAMASCUS – Iranian pilgrims pray beside Arabs at the 8th-century Umayyad Mosque, one of Islam’s grandest sites. Down a nearby alley, European tourists watch restoration work at an Ottoman-era palace being converted into a hotel.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Fayssal Mikdad discussed Thursday with Head of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce Salim Shahin cooperation relations between Syria and Brazil and the role of Syrian expatriates in further developing them.
Oct 07, 2008 The United Nations last week launched an appeal for $20 million to help up to 1 millions Syrians, predominantly herders and subsistence farmers, hit by the country's worst drought in four decades.
By H. Sabbagh, Mazen/etn Syria and Tunisia join hands to organize a tourism conference in Damascus. DAMASCUS, Syria (SANA) – The Syrian-Tunisian tourism workshop kicked off on Sunday, organized by the Syrian Ministry of Tourism, Syrian Tourism Chambers Syndicate, Syrian Airlines and Tunisian Airlines.
The Chinese government awarded Syria approved destination status for Chinese tour groups on Tuesday.
By Hazel Heyer l Special to eTN During the first day of the incursion, waves of evacuees mostly Gulf nationals and scores of Lebanese (citizens and dual passport-holders US/EU citizens) fled to Syria. A great number of Gulf Arabs came on transit for a day or two before returning home. Former CIS citizens also poured [...]