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Tourism Ministry’s Major Plans to Revive Tourism Syria's Sector and Historical Places

Syria's tourism sector suffered significant damage during the terrorist war on Syria. However the Ministry of Tourism has exerted relentless efforts and worked out a plan to revive the tourism in the country.

The Ministry is working on accomplishing a number of projects which  aim at encouraging popular, internal and religious tourism and at carrying out distinguished tourism seasonal programs in a number of provinces through working out an investment map, constructing  public parks, rehabilitating tourist facilities and reviving old heritage places.

"Jabal Al-Sayeh", The Icon of Wadi al-Nadara's Villages

Overlooking the villages of Wadi Al-Nadarah in Homs with all its tourist and archeological attractions, including Al-Hosn Fort and Margirgios Monastery, Jabal Al-Sayeh forms the third icon that characterizes the region.

Jabal Al-Sayeh (the Mount of the Pilgrim), which is about 1000 meters above sea level, was mentioned in the book "al-Naserah and Qalat al-Hosn in History" by Raja Al-Hawali. The writer mentioned that the mountain was known as Jabal Al-Bahra', but its name "pilgrim" is due to an ancient belief that one of the monks, who was called Thomas Homsi came to the region in the sixth century AD and was preaching and guiding people. So he built a hermitage next to a spring on the top of the mountain.

Syria, Cuba sign cooperation agreement in tourism sector

Havana, (ST) – Syria and Cuba have signed an agreement for cooperation in the tourism field. The agreement was signed in Havana on Tuesday by Cuban Tourism Minister Juan Carlos Garcìa Granda and the Syrian Ambassador in Havana  Dr. Idris Mayya.

Garcia Granda hailed the tourism factors which Syria enjoys, voicing his confidence over the return of stability and security to all Syrian territories.

He affirmed the importance of implementing the agreement in terms of benefiting from the two countries’ experiences and remarkable elements and capabilities in the tourism field.

The National Association for Tourism Development in Syria Launches open-ended Initiative in Lattakia to Reactivate Tourism Sector

The National Association for Tourism Development in Syria has recently launched a voluntary initiative in Lattakia city and its countryside with the aim of reactivating the tourism sector and attracting the tourists’ to the most picturesque scenes in Lattakia countryside.

Shedding light on this initiative, which includes a number of workshops that were carried out in the province, Syriatimes e-newspaper interviewed Mrs. Sahar Hmaisheh, the executive director of the association in Lattakia. She said “Lattakia’s rich history and culture, its natural diversity as well as its historic and archaeological attractions have made the province an important tourist destination”.

Cham Wings Airlines at the FITUR 2020 in Madrid

Madrid,(ST) –Cham Wings Airlines is participating in the FITUR 2020 International Tourism and Travel fair, that is taking place between the 22th and 26th of January in the Spanish capital, Madrid, within the pavilion of the Ministry of Tourism.

According to a statement by the company, “the company’s participation in the fair this year as well as last year aims at affirming Syria's presence in all local and international tourism forums and activities in order to keep Syria on the global tourism map. It also aims at enhancing the company's active role as a private national air carrier working to promote Syria’s great civilization everywhere.”