TOURISM

Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half and Doubling Social Impact InvestmentMay 23, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Hilton today announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill.

The company will also double the amount it spends with local and minority-owned suppliers, and double its investment"...

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Tourism Ministry encourages launch of new air routesMay 21, 2018

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab affirmed the ministry's efforts to encourage signing of agreements to launch new air routes in order to overcome the difficulty of reaching the Kingdom due to the lack of airlines or the high cost of aviation.

Annab said in a press statement that the ministry and Jordan Tourism Board are encouraging the signing of agreements to launch new airlines, notably the low-cost airline 'Ryanair'.

She added nine more air routes will be launched to"...

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Jordan celebrates International Museum Day May 19, 2018

Jordan shares the world the celebration of International Museum Day, which falls on 18th of May.

On the occasion, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab said museums are the mirror of peoples and civilizations, which showcase the history of nations and the stories of civilizations.

The minister noted countries are building museums in recognition of their importance in the preservation of heritage and their role to refine the national, cultural identity of generations.

She said"...

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Visa procedure be simplified for Sri Lankans to visit JordanMay 17, 2018

State Minister of Foreign Affairs Vasantha Senanayake paid an official visit to Jordan from 9 to 11 May 2018. During the visit State Minister Senanayake met with officials of Amman Chamber of Commerce and held discussions on bilateral trade issues.

He encouraged the Jordanian authorities to explore the possibility of making value added tea catering to various localized palates using bulk tea imports from Sri Lanka. Currently, tea imported from Sri"...

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Satisfy your cultural appetite in the capital city of JordanMay 17, 2018

Sandwiched between Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Jordan isn’t the first place that springs to mind for a sophisticated weekend getaway, despite only being a five-hour flight. But its capital could be the best-kept secret in travel right now.

At least that’s what I think as I reach out to touch the 2,100-year-old remains of the Temple of Hercules that lie scattered on Amman’s highest hill, the Citadel. The city’s history"...

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Cvent Unveils 2018 List of Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and AfricaMay 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the results of its Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. The list was compiled by analysing group booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017, helping to support more than 715,000 events worldwide. “With industry research showing the current global value of the meetings and events industry at $750+ billion* and growing substantially, there is huge potential for hotels across the region to capitalise on group business opportunities,” said Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “In the Middle East and Africa, Dubai continues to dominate in the group business category, but it is great to see seven different hotel chains......

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King checks on progress in tourism promotion plansMay 14, 2018

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday chaired a meeting, attended by HRH Prince Hussein, where he was briefed on progress made in plans to invigorate the tourism sector and increase its contribution to GDP.

During the meeting, also attended by Prime Minister Hani Mulki, His Majesty urged tourism authorities to harness the sector’s potential and diversify the products to maximise its contribution to the national economy in a way that reflects"...

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‘Jameed and Ghee Festival’ supports badia communities, facilitates buying ‘trustworthy’ dairy productsMay 13, 2018

“Jameed and Ghee Festival”, held on Friday, was more of a mix of preserving culture and enhancing sustainable development rather than merely showcasing foodstuff, according to visitors.

Jameed is a fat-free and rock-hard balls of salted yoghurt used as the main ingredient of mansaf, Jordan’s national dish.

On Friday, the Hashemite Fund for the Development"...

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Monsters Kick off Summer Vacation by Cruising into CANNES FILM FESTIVAL to Launch a Sneak Peek from “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: A MONSTER VACATION”May 8, 2018

Drac’s Pack splashed down in a dazzling and colorful parade to kick off their monster vacation at the start of the 71st Cannes Film Festival at The Carlton Pier on May 7, 2018.

Following the aquatic procession and photo call along the French Riviera, director Genndy Tartakovsky, alongside some of the film’s international voice talent, debuted a new sneak peek from the upcoming summer film, “Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation.”"...

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UNITE with Tomorrowland Unveils LIVE Artist Line-Up at Du Forum, Abu Dhabi This Summer!May 8, 2018

UNITE with Tomorrowland releases its power packed line-up for the magical party at Du Forum, Abu Dhabi on 28th July 2018. The thrilling artist and DJ line-up for this party, stars some of the biggest names on the international party scene with Dutch powerhouse duo LUCAS & STEVE, Dutch/ Turkish star UMMET OZCAN and Belgian house producer DJ LICIOUS getting on-stage to create a truly unforgettable experience for the People of Tomorrow. Also adding"...

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