Youth Group Launches Website to Document Syria's Tourist and Archeological Sites
Writer/Source: Sana (7/8/2012)
Believing in the beauty of their homeland and the importance for this beauty to be brought to light, Tartous-based of 'Tourism Group' youth launched a website that documents the most prominent tourist attractions and archeological monuments in Syria.
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The website, titled 'Tourism in Syria', provides detailed information on the tourist and archeological sites accompanied with photos and on the way to reach them and the prices and types of services offered at the hotels and restaurants serving the tourists and visitors.
"The launch of this website came after the success which the group's Facebook page enjoyed for documenting tourist sites in Tartous," said Yamen Ajwah, the group's head, in a statement to SANA.
Since its establishment last year, the group has worked to introduce people to the importance of tourism through stressing the concepts of the cleanness of the city, archeological sites and nature and adopting the youth's ideas for developing the tourism sector.
Within their efforts for promoting the culture of local tourism and voluntary work, the group's teams have organized several tourist activities including tours to a number of places such as al-Bassel Dam, Safita Tower and the tourist site of Mashta al-Helo.
"We are a group of Syria's youth bound by love for the homeland and care for developing tourism in our country," said Ajwah.
He added that the aim behind establishing the group was to highlight the beauty of the city of Tartous and promote it on various websites.
"Later," Ajwah, said "the group moved to work on the ground to promote the culture of voluntary work through carrying out cleanness campaigns for parks and beaches and reviving tourism projects with the participation of civil organizations and charity associations.
The group then wanted to expand their experience in the coastal province of Tartous to include all the beautiful archeological and tourist places in Syria which they say deserve to be introduced to the Syrians first and then to the people around the world.
They consider their newly-launched website as an important step towards encouraging visitors from around the world to visit their country and be introduced to its attractions.
Besides working in the tourism field, Ajwah said, the group is also interested in other issues of concern to the society, mentioning particularly the cooperation with centers for people with special needs in the city
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