DAMASCUS, 5 May (BelTA - SANA). - A tourist group that includes 44 tourists from Russia, Belarus and Belgium has visited Damascus City after they had paid a visit to Homs central Province.
The tourist group toured the archeological monuments at the Umayyad Mosque and al-Azim Palace as well as a number of monasteries and churches in Damascus and in Palmyra City, in addition to Krak des Chevaliers Castle in Homs.
They documented with photos and videos what they saw on the ground to convey the true image to their country.
In a statement to SANA reporter, Eng. Abdel Basset Khattab, Head of Tourism Marketing and Information Department, Damascus Tourism Directorate, said that since the beginning of this year, Syria has witnessed good tourist arrivals from India, Iraq and Russia.
Abdel Basset added that this movement is on the rise, particularly after the recovery of the tourism sector.
He noted that the Ministry of Tourism receives tourists from all countries and provides them with all the possible facilitations, hoping that Syria will return as before to attract tourists from all over the world.
Maher al-Azaat from the Federation of Chambers of Tourism stated that the tourism sector in Syria has begun to recover, mainly after the return of security and safety thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army.
Al-Azaat added that more than 50,000 tourists of different nationalities have visited Syria during the last period.