In a bid to revive its tourism industry following the global recession, Syria celebrates the AL MAHABA Festival August 2nd to 12th, to be followed by two other international events, The Silk Road Festival from September 27 – 30 and the Bosra International Festival, held every other year also in the month of September.

With the country recording a dramatic boost in tourist arrivals during the first half of this year, these are interesting times for Syrian tourism. The figures confirm what many analysts have been saying for some time – that in the post-Sept. 11, 2001, world, Middle Eastern tourism markets have undergone an important shift in, Read More

By Brooke Anderson DAMASCUS — With some of the best-preserved ancient ruins in the Middle East, one of the lowest crime rates in the world, some of the lowest prices in the region, and a unique and deeply rooted tradition of hospitality, Syria has all the potential to be a prime tourist destination. Yet, Read More