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Gov’t boosts tourism board allocations to JD17m for 2019May 22, 2019

AMMAN — The government has increased the allocated 2019 budget for the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) from JD9 million to JD17 million, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

A statement by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said the decision to increase support was made with the consideration of the JTB as the marketing branch of tourism in the Kingdom.

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Tourism revenues hit $1.7 billion in 1st quarterMay 16, 2019

Amman, May 15 (Petra)- Preliminary data released by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) showed that the Kingdom's revenues from tourism income rose by 6.1percent in the first quarter of 2019 to reach $1.7 billion, equivalent to 1.2 billion dinars, compared to $1.6 billion for the same period last year.

The increase was mainly due to the rise in the total number of tourists by 2.5 percent, compared to the same period of 2018, the bank said.

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Tourism revenues up 6.1% to $1.7b in T1-2019May 16, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan’s tourism revenues during the first third of the year (T1-2019) have increased by 6.1 per cent to $1.7 billion, approximately JD1.2 billion, compared with around $1.6 billion generated in the same period last year.

Preliminary data by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, show a 2.5 per cent increase in the numbers of inbound tourism.

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Georgian ambassador stresses interest in Jordan's religious tourismMay 15, 2019

Amman, May 14 (Petra) - Georgian Ambassador to Amman Zaza Kandelaki, stressed his country's interest in Jordan's religious tourism.

The ambassador said in a press statement at the Georgian Embassy in Amman that Jordan and Georgia are celebrating this year the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, highlighting the distinguished relationship between the two countries in various fields.

Kandelaki noted that tourism between the two countries is growing as the number of"...

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Police launch bicycle patrols in tourist areasMay 15, 2019

AMMAN — The Public Security Department (PSD) on Tuesday launched its first bicycle units in tourist areas and beach zones in Aqaba, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The statement, carried by Petra, said that the police have started dispatching security patrols on bicycles in tourist areas in some of the regions of the Kingdom.

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Dream Cruises Selects SES Networks’ Game-Changing Connectivity for Cruise FleetMay 15, 2019

(AETOS Wire) -- Dream Cruises, a brand of Genting Cruise Lines, has selected SES Networks’ Signature Cruise Solution to provide exceptional speeds, low latency, and unmatched fibre-like service to its passenger ship fleet, comprised of World Dream, Genting Dream and Explorer Dream, for the Asian luxury market, SES announced today. Crew and guests of the newly-launched Explorer Dream will experience exceptional SES-powered guest connectivity onboard the 75,000-gross-ton, 2,000-passenger ship. The SES Networks’ solution will also be introduced onboard Genting Dream in September this year, completing the fleet-wide implementation that follows the successful launch of SES Networks’ managed service onboard World Dream, Dream Cruises’ second cruise ship, which debuted in 2017. The new Explorer Dream will have homeports in Shanghai and Tianjin, as well as Sydney and Auckland later in the year. Its significantly enhanced connectivity will enable guests to chat with friends on WeChat, pick up a bargain on Taobao, or stream high-resolution video on YouKu......

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CCD dissolves Turath tourism development company over complaints, violationsMay 11, 2019

AMMAN — The Companies Control Department (CCD) Director Ramzi Nuzha on Wednesday referred the Turath company for tourism project development, owner of the Lagoon Hotel and Resort, for involuntary liquidation after it suffered financial losses that prevented it from paying its debts.

Nuzha said the dissolution decision was made in accordance with the Companies Law, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

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Jerash achieves 30% increase in visitors in first thirdMay 7, 2019

AMMAN – A total of 121,750 people visited Jerash during the first third of 2019, marking a 30 per cent increase from the 101,900 visitors to the city during the same period of last year.

In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Director of the Jerash Department of Antiquities Ziad Ghunaimat said that the city has made JD952,530 in revenue so far this year compared with JD763,524 made during the first third of 2018.

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Indonesian embassy concludes 2019 Indo-Levant Travel MartMay 7, 2019

AMMAN — The Indonesian embassy in Amman on Saturday concluded the Indo-Levant Travel Mart 2019 with the participation of travel agents from Jordan and Indonesia to explore cooperation in the field of tourism.

Several business-to-business meetings were held during the two-day event on boosting Jordanian tourism to Indonesia and the region, an embassy statement said.

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Children’s Mobile Museum receives 12,700 visitorsMay 6, 2019

Amman, May 5 (Petra) - At the end of this year's first tour, the Mobile Children's Museum received 12,700 visitors for free.

The museum concluded its tour in Ajloun governorate after visiting Rusayfah district, Baqa'a camp and Karak governorate.

The children's museum, an extension of the Jordan Children's Museum, offered a free educational experience to knowledge-loving children in the Jordanian governorates who were unable to reach the museum's headquarters in Amman.
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