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    Jordan: European tourists increase by 12% percent November 21, 2017

    The number of European tourists to Jordan increased by 12% during the first ten months of the year, representing a positive performance for the struggling sector, government figures showed on Monday.

    A total of 420,000 European tourists arrived in the country after authorities took measures to promote tourism and facilitate visitor entry.

    Meanwhile, the number of visitors from the oil-rich Gulf countries also increased by 6% to reach about 500,000 over the same period.

    Tourism is considered"...

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    Marriott Hotels in Jordan Celebrate the Annual Global Customer Appreciation Week November 20, 2017

    Seven Marriott Hotels in Jordan celebrated the ‘Global Customer Appreciation Week’ from November 5th until November 9th, 2017 with 5 days of sales activities; allowing the associates to say ‘thank you’ through bespoke customer activities, appointments, office visits and spirit to serve initiative; where the associates headed to the Beit Al-Liqa’ Center in Madaba dedicated to the education, rehabilitation and training of people with disabilities.

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    MCI Middle East and Zahara Tours Join Forces to Bring Association Events to OmanNovember 20, 2017

    MCI Middle East is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Zahara Tours in the Sultanate of Oman and have now launched MCI Oman. The partnership reaffirms MCI’s strategy of growing the Middle East and driving the meetings industry forward in its emerging markets.

    With 130+ associations based in Oman, the country has the opportunity to host large"...

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    Jordan's tourism revenues reach $3.9 billion end of October November 16, 2017

    Tourism revenues rose by 12.7 per cent during the first ten months of this year to around $3.9 billion, up from $2.4 billion generated during the same period in 2016, the Central Bank of Jordan said.

    In a statement issued on Wednesday, the CBJ attributed that to the rise in the number of tourists by 8.9 percent compared to the same period of last year.

    The Kingdom's revenues last month rose by 18.5 percent standing at $336.6 million due to the rise in the number of tourists by 12.3 percent compared"...

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    Experts discuss impact of tourism on sustainable development November 14, 2017

    The relationship between tourism and sustainable growth was the focus of a regional conference that began in Amman on Monday.

    Titled “Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa [MENA]: Competitiveness for Sustainable Growth”, the two-day meeting aims at developing sustainable urban tourism in the region.

    Deputising for Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Tourism Minister"...

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    Dalma Mall Hits the Records by Winning 3 Gold Awards and 1 Silver at MECSC MENA Retailer ConferenceNovember 13, 2017

    Dalma Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in Abu Dhabi, has recently won three gold and one silver awards at the 2017 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centres (MECSC) Retailer Conference (RECon).

    Presented at a gala dinner in Dubai in its 6th edition, the prestigious awards recognize excellence in retail, marketing and design/development in the MENA region’s shopping centre industry. The"...

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    Delegation heads to World Travel Market to promote Jordan’s tourism November 7, 2017

    As part of its efforts to promote Jordanian tourism, the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is participating in London’s World Travel Market (WTM), one of the largest specialised tourism exhibitions in the world running from November 6 to 8.

    The Jordanian delegation is headed by Director General of JTB Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat, a JTB statement said on Monday.

    The national"...

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    Number of overnight religious tourists increases — JTB November 4, 2017

    Jordan this year witnessed an increase in the number of overnight religious tourists from countries targeted by promotion efforts, an official said on Wednesday.

    Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Director Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat told The Jordan Times that visitors from Malaysia have increased by 15 per cent, and by 60 per cent from Indonesia, while the number of Turkish tourists remained the same as last year.

    Arabyiat"...

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    Number of overnight religious tourists increases — JTB November 2, 2017

    Jordan this year witnessed an increase in the number of overnight religious tourists from countries targeted by promotion efforts, an official said on Wednesday.

    Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Director Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat told The Jordan Times that visitors from Malaysia have increased by 15 per cent, and by 60 per cent from Indonesia, while the number of Turkish tourists remained the same as last year.

    Arabyiat"...

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    Admiralty Arch Appoints and Welcomes Waldorf Astoria to LondonNovember 2, 2017

    (AETOS Wire)--Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Prime Investors Capital Ltd to operate the luxury hotel within one of the capital’s best-known and most prestigious monuments. Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria, London will open in 2022, following an extensive on-going refurbishment programme which will restore and protect the iconic landmark’s architectural and historical features. Admiralty Arch was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of Queen Victoria, and was designed by Sir Aston Webb, who was also responsible for The Mall and main facade at Buckingham Palace. In addition to housing the official residences of the First Sea Lords, Admiralty Arch has served as a centre for clandestine wartime intelligence efforts, a Royal Navy outpost, and latterly as a centre for the UK Government’s Cabinet Office. Following a rigorous and thorough official......

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