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Red-rose city open to visitors todayJanuary 22, 2020

Petra, Jan. 21 (Petra) -- The red-rose city Petra is receiving visitors from around the world as usual, said Suleiman Farajat, Chief Commissioner of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA).

Farajat told the Jordan News Agency (Petra) that the authority's staff has been working since morning to clear roads from snow in the Petra district and the Wadi Musa - Shobak road.

He called on citizens to adhere to instructions released by relevant authorities and emergency rooms, and"...

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Travel agents hail King’s meeting with tourism representatives-January 22, 2020

AMMAN — The Jordan Society of Tourism and Travel Agents (JSTA) on Tuesday expressed its appreciation for His Majesty King Abdullah’s meeting with tourism sector representatives on Monday, which outlined a roadmap for joint public-private efforts to boost the sector.

JSTA President Muhammad Samih stated that during the meeting, the association stressed challenges facing the tourism sector due to the steadily increasing number of tourists,"...

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Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai creates a lasting impression for travellers departing Dubai InternationalJanuary 22, 2020

Highlights of Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai:

  • 1,260-square-metre Plaza Premium Lounge Dubai with a maximum capacity of 300 guests, the largest independent pay-per-use airport lounge at Terminal 3 in the busiest transit hub in the Middle East
  • Special features: Four Family Suites, dedicated Playroom, “first-class” enclosed private napping space, cigar lounge, male and female prayer rooms
  • Glocal cuisine freshly prepared at live kitchen includes Arabic, Asian and International flavours"...

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King attends part of meeting with tourism sector representativesJanuary 21, 2020

In remarks while attending part of a meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace that brought together Prime Minister Omar Razzaz and Tourism Minister Majd Shweikeh with sector representatives, King Abdullah called for focusing on tourism priorities around Jordan, stressing that there will be focus on the south in the coming months, followed by the north, to enhance tourism services, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty urged efforts towards teamwork"...

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Tourism sector contributed 53,489 jobs in 2019 January 19, 2020

AMMAN — The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in 2019 celebrated Petra’s millionth visitor and a general increase in tourism activity, which contributed to the local economy and saw the employment of a total of 53,489 persons.

The sector employed individuals in hotels, travel agencies, tourism restaurants, tourism shops, guide centres, diving centres, car rental offices, water sports resorts and tourist transportation companies, according"...

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Jordanian tourists to Philippines up 88%January 16, 2020

Amman, Jan. 15 (Petra) -- The number of Jordanian tourists to the Philippines in 2019 amounted to some 2000 visitors, up by 88 percent compared with 2018.

The embassy of the Philippines said in a press statement Wednesday that the sustained promotion of the Philippines resulted in the country becoming the next rising destination in Southeast Asia for the Jordanian tourism market.

The embassy aspires for further developing the Halal tourism sector through the country's current international campaign,"...

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Annex to agreement between Tourism Ministry, JHRC signed-JJanuary 9, 2020

(Petra)-- The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordanian Heritage Revival Company (JHRC), on Tuesday, signed an annex to the 'Provide Tourism Activities and Events' agreement that was signed in 2017, to implement leading development projects in various archeological and touristic regions of the Kingdom.

The annex to the agreement aims to implement leading development projects in the archaeological site of Umm Qais / Jadara, which is represented in an arcade and crossbows square with equipment"...

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Rose-red city of Petra wraps up 2019 with record-breaking 1,135,300 visitorsJanuary 6, 2020

AMMAN — During 2019, Petra witnessed unprecedented trourist activity, ending the year with a record number of 1,135,300 visitors of all nationalities, an increase of 37 per cent compared with 2018.

Statistics issued by the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) indicate that the number of foreign visitors amounted to roughly 1,000,553, marking an increase in the number of foreigners by 49 per cent. The number of Jordanian and"...

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Tourists flock to Kingdom as Istanbul beckons Jordanians during holiday seasonJanuary 2, 2020

AMMAN — Istanbul, Sharm El Sheikh and Prague top Jordanians preferred destinations during this holiday season, according to travel agencies.

Istanbul is the “most booked destination,' travel agents told The Jordan Times.

Many flights are booked to European cities as well, especially after establishing the new airlines connecting the Kingdom with Europe,"...

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QAIA receives over 628,000 passengers in NovemberJanuary 2, 2020

(Petra) -- The Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received 628,101 passengers (PAX) in November 2019, resulting in a 5.1% rise compared to the same month last year.

According to figures released by the Airport International Group (AIG), the airport saw 5,806 aircraft movements (ACM) and handled 8,665 tons of cargo, registering a 2.6% and 3.5% increase, respectively.

Between January and November, QAIA received 8,264,489 PAX, effecting a 6% increase compared to the same period in 2018.

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