IHG holds honoring event for travel agencies at Dead SeaMay 3, 2015

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Jordan hosted an extravagant event at Holiday Inn Resort at the Dead Sea last Thursday to honor the travel agencies that have been supportive of IHG and its properties in Jordan.

The whole event had a journey by plane theme, from the plane ticket invitation design, the outfits of the ushers and IHG team, as well as the overall set-up of the venue. It was definitely a stunning affair.

The event"...

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Jordan’s tourism industry feels impact of regional volatilityApril 28, 2015

A concerted drive is under way in Jordan to reinvigorate the important tourism sector that has been curtailed by regional instability.

The total number of visitors in 2014 dipped 1.2 per cent year-on-year, reaching 5.3 million, as the number of tourists arriving on daytrips slipped 7.4 per cent year-on-year"...

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Jordan Tourism Plummets Because of Middle East Strife Beyond Its BordersApril 25, 2015

Business is anything but brisk at the Indiana Jones gift store in Petra.

Before the start of the uprisings that toppled Middle East leaders and thrust Syria into a civil war in 2011, owner Majed al-Nawwaf made as much as 400 dinars ($565) a day. Last Thursday, he sold just one item: traditional checkered headdress bought by a Jordanian high-school student for 3 dinars.


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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Harper’s BAZAAR Announce Year-Long Partnership Merging Fashion and TravelApril 24, 2015

Today, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Harper’s BAZAAR launched a year-long partnership that weaves Waldorf Astoria’s 26 resort and hotel properties throughout the pages of the magazine, as well as the website and e-commerce shopping experience. The innovative program, a first for both brands, is centered on multiple destination-inspired editorial stories that bring consumers a unique blend of the best in both fashion and travel. Readers will have the opportunity"......

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Hilton First to Stream Live Concert on Periscope, Featuring Fan-Favorite Nick JonasApril 22, 2015

It’s time to play! Tonight, fans are invited to have a virtual front row seat as Hilton streams Nick Jonas’ performance, part of the Hilton@PLAY concert series, exclusively on Periscope, Twitter’s live streaming video service. Fans can tune-in at 8:15 p.m.

CDT (9:15 p.m. EDT) by following @HiltonHHonors on Twitter"......

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Jordanians can travel to 49 countries without visas — Passport IndexApril 19, 2015

Jordanians can only travel to only 49 countries without visas, according to a recent global passport index.

Arton Capital’s 2015 Passport Index, an interactive tool that collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world, showed that Jordanian passports rank 68th globally, along with passports from the Dominican Republic and Haiti.


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Preparations for Tourism Security Conference discussedApril 16, 2015

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef Al-Fayez, discussed with Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League, Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, the preparations for the upcoming Tourism Security Conference to be held in Jordan.

The conference will gather a number of specialists and companies investing in the tourism sector in cooperation with the Arab League, the information and communications sector, the economic sector, the Prince Naif Arab"...

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Petra remains open for tourists despite severe weatherApril 13, 2015

Tourism in the rose-red city of Petra is continuing and there are no closures to tourists due to the current severe weather conditions, Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Chief Commissioner Mohammad Nawafleh said on Sunday.

Nawafleh told Jordan News Agency Petra on Sunday that thick fog, heavy rains, strong winds, as well as snowfall, are continuing in some areas, having begun in the early morning hours.


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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Rio Debut with Opening of Hilton Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, BrazilApril 10, 2015

Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of the new 298-room Hilton Barra hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the company’s first hotel in this booming metropolis.

With a privileged location on Avenida Abelardo Bueno in the heart of the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, this newest hotel in Rio de Janeiro is set to be the first choice of fans visiting the city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. To commemorate its opening, Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro welcomes guests with special introductory rates starting at US$159* per night and rewards Hilton HHonors members with 1,000 HHonors Points per night.


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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts Unveils Highly Anticipated Flagship in Istanbul, TurkeyApril 8, 2015

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), is delighted to debut the highly anticipated St. Regis Istanbul. Owned by Nisantasi Konaklama ve Otel Hizmetleri A.S. (Demsa Group), The St. Regis Istanbul marks the debut of the luxury brand in Turkey. St. Regis has tripled its global footprint in the last decade to 34 hotels and is set to open three more hotels this year, strengthening its position as a leader in luxury hospitality.


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