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Tourism in Syria is recovering: Russian Newspaper

Eight years after the crisis in Syria, the number of Russian tourists has increased marking the recovery of the country’s tourism, according to the Russian Kommersant newspaper. The newspaper said that some Russian tourist companies have launched regular flights to Syria.

In its report issued today, the newspaper clarified that Syria's tourism is promising and it is currently flourishing, indicating that thousands of Russian tourists wish to visit Syria.

 According to the newspaper, Kilimanjaro Tourist Company organized trips to Syrian cities including Damascus, Aleppo, Hama, Palmyra, Maaloula and other places. The company’s tourist program in Syria will last for 8 days

The newspaper pointed out that the Russian tourist trips to Syria were intensive before the crisis and they have been resumed this year after years of stop.

Russian statistics showed that 334 Russians have visited Syria this year, a threefold increase compared to the last year.

 Nada Haj Khidr

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