TOURISM

Tourism stakeholders eye deal with global network to allow online bookingMay 25, 2016

The global competition among touristic destinations created a growing need for integrating technology into the sector, experts said Tuesday. Tourism Minister Nayef Al Fayez cited a need to increase the use of technology in the promotion of Jordan as a touristic destination all over the world through the Internet, adding that this issue was incorporated into the ministry's strategy for this year. With the availability of numerous websites and online portals that provide touristic services and allow customers to plan for and book their trips from A to Z, the promotion of the local products must...

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Garden Themed Iftar at Four Seasons Hotel AmmanMay 24, 2016

A garden themed Iftar under the stars at Four Seasons Hotel Amman with authentic home-cooked Jordanian cuisine


Four Seasons Hotel Amman is hosting a distinguished Ramadan iftar that combines Four Seasons service and true Jordanian hospitality in a garden-themed setting under the stars at the Hotel’s Grand Ballroom Terrace. In house guests and city guests are"...

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KAC, MoI assure safety of passengers is top priority – Disturbance onboard Jordan-bound flight; Death denied in airport brawl May 23, 2016

Kuwait Airways (KAC) underscored yesterday its keenness to ensure the safety of all of its passengers and not slacking in carrying out all security and safety measures in this regard. In a press statement, the company said it had re-inspected the luggage of all passengers on Flight 561 bound for Jordan after a rowdy passenger began screaming in a threatening manner. This caused disturbance among the passengers, requiring security personnel to deal with the offender, said the statement.


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Project aims to promote biodiversity conservation in tourism sectorMay 22, 2016


Although some 80 per cent of Jordan’s area is arid, the Kingdom’s location between three continents — Asia, Africa and Europe — gives it an “enormous environmental importance” by having a biological diversity representing the three of them, according to an environment preservationist.


Jordan has 2,500 species of plants"...

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Technical issue pushes Jordanian plane to get back to AmmanMay 22, 2016

A spokesman for Royal Jordanian Airline said that one of their planes was heading to Dubai but got back to Amman, two hours after taking off due to a “technical problem”.


Bassel al-Kilani said that a Royal Jordanian “Airbus A320” was heading from Amman to Dubai Saturday and carrying 92 passengers. It returned to “Queen Alia” International"...

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InterCon Jordan opens its terrace to guestsMay 19, 2016

InterContinental Jordan, a leading five-star hotel in the country, has announced the opening of its terrace for guests to enjoy the summer season and the irresistible weather.

In celebration of the new opening, the hotel hosted a lavish cocktail reception which gathered the who’s who of Amman’s socialites, as well as the most brand's most important clients.

The event that took place at the terrace was enjoyed by all guests, especially that the beautiful weather and ambiance were accompanied by live entertainment and charming views.

(tradearabia)

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Jordan participates in international tourism conference in ChinaMay 18, 2016

A Jordanian delegation, headed by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez, is set to participate Wednesday in the First World Conference on Tourism for Development, which will be held in Beijing, China.

The event is jointly organized by the Chinese government, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA).

In a statement issued Tuesday, Al-Fayez said this event is important"...

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Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel receives “Best Business Hotel in Amman” awardMay 18, 2016

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel received “Best Business Hotel in Amman” Award, during the annual Business Traveller Middle East awards gala dinner held at Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai, UAE gathering professionals from the travel and hospitality industries.


Business Traveller Middle East awards celebrate the distinguished brands in travel, tourism and hospitality"...

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Hilton Puts the World on Sale with Largest Global Sale EverMay 17, 2016

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today one of the richest deals in their nearly 100-year history, the Hilton World Sale. Running May 13 – September 6, 2016, the Hilton World Sale offers Hilton HHonors members great value with up to 30 percent off at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of more than 4,660 hotels worldwide in 102 countries across 12 of its 13 brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites"......

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'Jerash festival offers to target families'May 16, 2016

For this year's Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts, the Tourism Ministry and the festival's administration are focusing on offers to attract families to visit, officials said Sunday. Under a memorandum of understanding signed by the ministry and the festival's organisers, the Tourism Ministry will be offering discounts to families at restaurants near the festival's venue in a bid to promote domestic tourism and encourage visitors to come to the festival, the minister, Nayef Al Fayez, told reporters. In turn, the festival, which opens on July 21 and ends on July 30 at the ancient Roman city,...

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