The construction of tourist resorts for Russian citizens has begun in Syria, said Syria's Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad, RIA Novosti reports.
"The construction of tourist resorts for Russians begins in Syria. There are some working facilities and even now there are some tourists,” Haddad told journalists in Yalta. He said that tourists are on vacation mostly in regions of Syria that are located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. "The situation is better there than in other places. Most people go there,” the Ambassador explained.
Earlier, it was reported that in the first four months of the current year, a record number of Russian tourists, three hundred thousand people came to the Turkish city Antalya.