Posts Tagged ‘ syria ’

Pray for Syria

Apr 30th, 2018 | By

The killing of innocent civilians has to be condemned

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.

Where the experts holiday: Hugo Chittenden aka The Volunteer

Feb 11th, 2015 | By

Hugo Chittenden gave up his career in the city to help raise awareness, funding and support for charities and projects overseas. Here he talks travel and reveals why volunteering is the way forward

Best Holiday Bargains?

Apr 15th, 2011 | By

At present, probably the best holiday bargains are to be found in either Tunisia or Egypt. Other Middle Eastern and North African countries like Yemen, Syria, Algeria don’t attract many British visitors. Jordan has been at pains to point out that they are open for business as has Oman which had a bumper tourism year in 2010. Morocco has been visited by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall which suggests all is quiet and safe. But are you encouraged to holiday there? Do the deals tempt you?

Going global: part 2

Jan 16th, 2011 | By

Heading to Dubai for the kingdom of bling’s shopping festival? Make sure you hit the malls by all means but be sure to get yourself to Global Village, where you can shop and eat your way around the world…

2011: What ABTA Thinks

Dec 30th, 2010 | By

ABTA has produced a 42 page report on what it thinks will be the travel trends of 2011. Forecasts are fun if only to look back on in 12 months time and see what didn’t come to pass. They got one thing right last year though. 2010 has been a tough year with a number of airlines and tour operators going bust as the industry tried to second guess what we, the travellers, would do. We booked later than ever; more of us stayed at home than many expected yet long haul proved a growth area.
So what for 2011?

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…