Syria's push to get more visitors

Syria's push to get more visitors

This is Syria as you've never seen it before.

Far from the war-torn cities filled with death and destruction, the country's Ministry for Tourism has just put out a new video hoping to increase visitor numbers.

The video gives an aerial view of a beachside scene where people frolic in the ocean and a jetski cuts through the waves.

It also shows a sea of beach umbrellas, with a resort-like town in the background - all capped off with an upbeat tune playing behind it. 

The scene doesn't show a lot more that though, and ends with the tag line "Syria, Always Beautiful".