Syria Invites France to Invest in Tourism Industry

September 16, 2010 by  


Global Arab Network

Syria (Damascus) – Syrian is encouraging French investor to set up new tourism projects in the country, Global Arab Network learned.

Syrian Minister of Tourism Saadallah Agha al-Qalaa discussed with a delegation of Accor French Company means of cooperation in tourism investment and hotel management, reports the State-run News Agency.

Minster Agha al-Qalaa underlined the importance of holding more investments in Syria by international companies to develop tourism industry and to match up with the under-implementation new tourism projects.

He called for developing the work mechanism of hotels’ management in various governorates to meet the requirements of the cultural, religious and the internal tourism in Syria.

He indicated that his Ministry will launch several promotion and advertising campaigns at the most important streets and squares of some European countries on the sidelines of its participation in several international tourism expos.

For his part, Head of the delegation, Regional Director of Accor Company in the Middle East Christophe Landias lauded the great developments witnessed by tourism industry in Syria, expressing his Company’s desire to expand its investments in the country in light of that progress and the recent measures which allowed the international companies to enter the Syrian market.

Earlier, the Syrian Ministry of Tourism launched a promotion and advertising campaign for Syria at the main streets and squares of Madrid and Barcelona in Spain to highlight Syria’s cultural image as one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.

(SANA, Others)

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