TOURISM

Virgin Voyages Calling All RockStars to SeaJanuary 18, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- Virgin Voyages, the new lifestyle brand set to disrupt the travel industry, today released several designs and images of their RockStar Suites. The new company is throwing out traditional clichés on luxury and formalities, and instead bringing Rebellious Luxe to life at sea with their RockStar Suites designed by Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio as the pinnacle of that experience.

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Jordanian embarks on quest to capture Kingdom’s ‘forgotten’ sitesJanuary 17, 2019

AMMAN — With each trip to one of Jordan’s archaeological sites, a local photographer’s fascination and passion to document their beauty grew.

“Having easy access to such a vast amount of beautiful sites captured my imagination, and I wanted to learn about those who left these places behind, and more importantly, what else was out there,” said Bashar Tabbah, who recently published a book “Jordan: Sights Unseen"...

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The Curtain Falls on the Activities of Janadria Festival ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty’January 11, 2019

National Festival of Heritage and Culture, Janadria in its 33rd Edition, organized by the Ministry of National Guard, ended on January 9th, which was launched under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on Thursday 20th December 2018.

The festival, which carries the slogan ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty’ has been a great success for the past 21 days, with an integrated"...

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Janadria 33 - Balancing the Sustainability of Traditions and Live Communication with the Latest Technologies of the WorldJanuary 8, 2019

The National Festival of Heritage and Culture in Janadria is a valuable opportunity to highlight the elements of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on an international level, especially with hundreds of local, Arab and international media racing to cover the various rich events of the festival.

The 33rd Edition of Janadria turned into a major regional and international event that attracts the attention of news"...

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Jordan’s tourism sees ‘good year’; expectations higher for 2019January 5, 2019

AMMAN — The ancient city of Petra recorded in 2018 its second largest number of visitors since it was established as an official tourism destination, an official has said.

Meanwhile, Jerash, another major tourist attraction in Jordan, saw a considerable increase after seven years of low turnout.

Some 826,993 guests entered Petra, 220km south of Amman, during 2018"...

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Tourism revenues hits $5 billion: MinistryJanuary 2, 2019

(Petra) -- Tourism revenues reached $5 billion, and are expected to exceed this figure at the end of this year, the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) announced on Monday.

Tourism sector's performance indicators showed a rise in the number of overnight tourists, which amounted to about 3.860 million tourists until the end of November, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period of 2017, while the number of one-day visitors reached 721,325, a rise of 8.7 percent to the same period of 2017, the Tourism and"...

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2019 Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Fireworks captivates the world with a breathtaking spectacleJanuary 1, 2019

  • Hundreds of thousands of visitors take part in the event, which added to the pride of the nation and promotes Ras Al Khaimah as a tourism destination
  • Guinness World Record for ‘Longest chain of fireworks’ achieved just before countdown to the New Year was a tribute to the Year of Zayed with the total length of fireworks chain at 4.6 km and using 11,284 devices
  • Record for ‘Longest straight line of fireworks’ was achieved with colourful canopy of fireworks spanning an area of 13 km along Al Marjan Island
  • Aerial shells, 600 mm in diameter,...

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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Receives Guests of the National Festival of Heritage and CultureDecember 24, 2018

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at the Al Yamamah Palace in Riyadh yesterday guests of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture ‘Janadria 33’ who are intellectuals and writers.

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered the following speech during the reception,

“Dear guests, Dear brothers, Peace, mercy"...

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Burqu Nature Reserve to host Kingdom’s first falconry training centreDecember 23, 2018

AMMAN — Jordan is poised to host its first falconry training centre at the newly-designated Burqu Nature Reserve in the Kingdom’s eastern desert, according to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).

The centre will be located in the newly-approved nature reserve, according to RSCN Director General Yehya Khaled, who said that the centre will regulate and legalise falconry in Jordan’s desert.

“The"...

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Tourism ministry to introduce new hotel classification systemDecember 23, 2018

(Petra) -- The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a workshop on Friday to train employees on a new hotel classification system to be adopted in 2019.



The new system aims at 'procedural facilities' to investors and stakeholders in the hotel sector. Tourism ministry staff and employees of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone are taking part"...

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