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Articles tagged “syria”

Syria Turns to Domestic Tourism After Nearly 4 Years of Civil War

Syria Turns to Domestic Tourism After Nearly 4 Years of Civil War

Donna Abu-Nasr, Bloomberg

Syria has a wealth of historic attractions and UNESCO-designated sites. Sadly, the majority of them have been damaged by the ongoing civil war.

2 years ago

Despite 3-Year Civil War, Syrian Leaders Optimistic About Tourism Investment

Despite 3-Year Civil War, Syrian Leaders Optimistic About Tourism Investment

Reuters

Syria's neighbors have seen their tourism activity decline because of its civil war. Maybe they can explain to Syria why this optimism is unfounded.

3 years ago

Weekly Top 15 Travel Data Points From Our SkiftStats Data Feed

Weekly Top 15 Travel Data Points From Our SkiftStats Data Feed

Rafat Ali, Skift

3 years ago

3 Years of Civil War Have Devastated Syria’s Tourism Industry

3 Years of Civil War Have Devastated Syria’s Tourism Industry

Lizzie Porter, The Daily Telegraph

Syria is hoping that it can bounce back after this conflict, unlike regional peers such as Iraq or event Egypt have still not managed to do.

3 years ago

Airline Startup Is Betting on Tourism Coming Back to Syria

Airline Startup Is Betting on Tourism Coming Back to Syria

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Is Syria ready for a new airline? No.

3 years ago

Beirut’s Tourism Industry Continues to Suffer From Syrian War

Beirut’s Tourism Industry Continues to Suffer From Syrian War

The Daily Star

From a war next door to tight visa requirements, Lebanon has the makings of a country that will continue to have challenges attracting visitors.

3 years ago

67 Endangered Tourist Sites Identified in World Monuments Fund’s Biannual List

67 Endangered Tourist Sites Identified in World Monuments Fund’s Biannual List

Associated Press

The list includes some surprising landmarks including the St. Louis Gateway Arch and a New Jersey Park whose livelihood is as much at risk due to erosion and overdevelopment as historic sites in Syria and Burma.

3 years ago

Syria’s Domino Effect on the Region’s Tourism

Adrian Bridge, The Daily Telegraph

With the exception of Jordan, the countries hit hardest by the Syrian crisis are the rare destinations that have both a democracy and secular leadership.

3 years ago

U.S. State Department Urges American Citizens, Diplomats to Leave Lebanon

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

Recreational travel to many countries in the Middle East including Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Egypt should be postponed for the unforeseeable future as uncertain political events could keep the U.S. from quickly assisting citizens.

3 years ago

Airlines Modify Flight Routes Amid Developments in Syria

Airlines Modify Flight Routes Amid Developments in Syria

Reuters

Air France is probably one of many airlines rerouting to avoid Syria; at this point, doing anything else would be irresponsible.

3 years ago

European Travel and Leisure Stocks Stumble Amidst Concerns of Syria Strike

European Travel and Leisure Stocks Stumble Amidst Concerns of Syria Strike

Reuters

Crude oil prices are already climbing on speculation that conflict in Syria will impact oil supplies. Airlines' third-quarter earnings will be significantly impacted if costs continue to rise.

3 years ago

EU Considers Tracking Flyer Data to Keep Militants Out of Syria

EU Considers Tracking Flyer Data to Keep Militants Out of Syria

Alexandria Sage, Reuters

Privacy concerns have kept the EU from setting up a system where flyers' contact and credit information is shared between states, although it is shared with the U.S. A recent exodus of Syrian supports have led the union to reconsider their guidelines.

3 years ago