Posts Tagged ‘ palmyra ’

Today is UNESCO World Heritage Day

Jun 4th, 2017 | By

Today is UNESCO World Heritage Day. Given the destruction by ISIS at Palmyra and at other Middle Eastern sites it is important to remember what we have lost and give thanks for what we still have and still have to discover.

Where now for Syrian tourism?

Feb 21st, 2017 | By

In the latest copy of the UNESCO publication, World Heritage, there is a story about Palmyra and the effect on Syrian heritage that has taken place due to the warfare in the country.

Will tourists return to Syria?

Sep 15th, 2015 | By

The destruction of parts of Palmyra and Aleppo plus untold other attacks on Syria’s heritage makes me wonder whether the type of tourism on which the country relied will ever return.

Iran – the next tourism hot spot?

Aug 24th, 2015 | By

At the weekend the British embassy re-opened in Iran’s capital, Teheran. As relations between and Iran return to a more solid footing does this mean that tour operators will soon be luring us to travel there?

The road to Damascus

Sep 21st, 2009 | By

Syria may have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently but don’t be deterred from visiting, for the reality is very different. Tourists have never been targeted and on arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted by locals looking to shed Syria’s international reputation. CD Traveller is seduced by the country’s capital…