Tourism Ministry signs 3 agreements for promoting heritage and tourism in Syria

Damascus, SANA – The Tourism Ministry signed a total of three agreements with the Information Ministry, the Export Development and Promotion Agency (EDPA), and Syriatel.

The signing, which is part of the World Tourism Day activities organized by the Tourism Ministry under the “I belong to Syria, I belong to the future” slogan, was held at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts (Opera House).

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The event’s coordinator Ruba Sasilla told SANA that the agreement with the Information Ministry seeks to improve cooperation between the two ministries to promote tourism elements in Syria and its cultural and human heritage.

She said that the agreement with the EDPA seeks to distribute, ship, and export promotional items related to the “I belong” initiative and facilitate tourism promotion activities abroad.

The agreement with Syriatel seeks to launch an application called Mobile Syria that includes a promotional tourism map for all tourist sites and tourist facilities like restaurants, hotels, theme parks, and various activities in Syria, Sasilla concluded.

In a speech at the event, Tourism Minister said that such an occasion is an opportunity to assess work, what was achieved, what was done right, and what was done wrong, asserting that the Ministry is working hard to leverage its partnerships on parallel tracks to strengthen the tourism components of Syria and reflect its true, civilized image.

The event also included a ceremony for honoring tourism activities that participated in revitalizing the sector as well as some youth projects and figures working in the field of tourism and mass media, in addition to screening a documentary on the tourism sector in Syria and artistic performances.

Hazem Sabbagh

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