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Kingdom clocks JD3.47b in tourism revenues — CBJ-November 16, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan’s tourism revenues increased to JD3.47 billion (around $4.9 billion) by the end of November 2019, registering a 9.4-per cent increase compared with the same period in 2018, according to statistics by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ).

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shweikeh said that the increase in the Kingdom’s visitors in general, and overnight tourists in particular, has greatly contributed to revenue"...

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Tourism revenues see 9.4 % growth — CBJ-November 13, 2019

AMMAN — Tourism revenues increased by 9.4 per cent at the end of October 2019, reaching $4.9 billion (approximately JD3.5 billion), according to preliminary data released by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) on Tuesday.

The CBJ said in a statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the increase was mainly driven by a 7.7-per cent rise in the total number of tourists to the Kingdom, who totalled 4.5 million compared with the same"...

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4500 tourists visit Jerash in past 3 days: officialNovember 11, 2019

Amman, Nov.10 (Petra)-- The number of tourists who visited the site of the ancient city of Jerash during the past three days reached 4,500 tourists of foreign and Arab nationalities.

On Thursday, 1,180 foreign and 130 Arab tourists visited the site, while on Friday, 1,400 foreign tourists and 535 Arab tourists visited the site and on Saturday, 1,000 foreign tourists and 325 Arab tourists visited the site, the Jerash Tourism Directorate, Firas Khatatbeh, told Petra on Sunday.

He added that tourism"...

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Jordan delegation participates in London travel exhibitionNovember 10, 2019

AMMAN — The UK tourist market is among the most important for the Kingdom, as British tourists to Jordan have recently increased by 20 per cent, Tourism Minister Majd Shweikeh has said.

During her participation in the World Travel Market Exhibition held in London on Tuesday and Wednesday, Shweikeh said that Jordan is a “distinguished tourist destination” with “unique and diverse tourist products”, according to a ministry"...

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3 cruise ships with 2244 tourists arrive in Aqaba tomorrowNovember 7, 2019

Aqaba, Nov. 6 (Petra) -- Three cruise ships carrying 2,244 tourists of various nationalities will arrive in Aqaba port on Thursday to visit the city, Wadi Rum and Petra, the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) announced today.

A statement by ASEZA's Commissioner for Economic Affairs, Sharhabeel Madi, said that these ships come within the tourism promotion program of Aqaba, which attracted dozens of the world's largest cruise ships this year.

'The city of Aqaba has one of the"...

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Hospitality training course concludesNovember 7, 2019

AMMAN — A ceremony was held on Tuesday to award certificates to nearly 300 graduates of the industry-based training and certification programme Pathways to Professionalism, which is supported by the USAID Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project (BEST) and managed by the Jordan Hotels Association (JHA), according to a joint statement from USAID and the JHA.

The programme seeks to enable employees at Jordan’s hotels to"...

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Providing safe environment for tourists utmost priority: gov'tNovember 7, 2019

Amman, Nov. 6 (Petra) -- The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Wednesday said that providing a safe environment for tourists is an utmost priority for the ministry, which was made possible through the ministry and tourist police and other bodies concerted effort.

The ministry has been following up on the details of the attack against a number of tourists and a tour guide in Jerash Governorate, as Secretary General of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Imad Hijazin, visited the injured in the Jerash Governmental"...

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Jordanian-Arab tourism media forum opensNovember 5, 2019

Aqaba, Nov. 4 (Petra) -- Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Nayef Bakhit on Monday inaugurated the Jordanian-Arab Tourism Media Forum, organized by the Arab Center for Tourist Media and the Jordanian Association for Tourist Media, in cooperation with ASEZA and the Aqaba Chamber of Commerce.

Bakhit stressed the importance of national and Arab media in supporting Arab tourism in general, and tourism in the Golden Triangle 'Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra' as one of Jordan's"...

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Petra to record highest number of visitors in its historyNovember 4, 2019

Petra, Nov. 3 (Petra) -- The number of visitors to the rose-red city of Petra, located 240 km south of the capital Amman, is expected to exceed one million by the end of November, according to Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Petra Region Authority, Sulaiman Al-Farajat.

Farajat told Petra's reporter on Sunday that according to bookings at hotels and tourism offices, the rock-carved city has set a new record in the numbers of its visitors, the highest in its history.

'The joint"...

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Petra expected to log 1 million tourists by early DecemberNovember 3, 2019

AMMAN — Petra is expected to celebrate 1 million visitors this year to its captivating attractions in early December, Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) said on Wednesday.

The total number of visitors to the ancient city stood at 620,000 in 2017, 827,000 in 2018, and 875,000 up to the end of October 2019, PDTRA’s Chief Commissioner Suleiman Farajat told The Jordan Times.

Discussing"...

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