Syrian Tourism Day in Madrid to Shed Light on Syria’s Archeological Treasures

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Society of Maaloula Friends is due today to kick off the Third Syrian Tourism Day in the Spanish capital Madrid.

According to Bassam Barseek, Director of Tourism Promotion at the ministry, the event, which continues till the end of July, displays pictures of Syrian archeological sites, screens films promoting Syria’s tourism and cultural heritage and holds an exhibition titled “Syrian Archeological Treasures...Humanity Heritage”.

Barseek said the tourism day in Madrid came after the ministry had held two similar events in Toronto and Ottawa in Canada within the framework of the ministry’s plan to hold such tourist activities in many countries of the world aiming to convey Syria’s real cultural and civilization message to the West.

A number of intellectuals, writers, journalists and researches, who previously visited Syria, take part in this event.

The Syrian Tourism Day is organized within the framework of cooperation between the Tourism Ministry and the Syrian communities abroad to hold Syrian tourist, cultural and artistic activities around the world and to rebuild confidence in Syria as a tourist destination.

H. Mustafa