TOURISM

Thailand seeks to attract more Jordanian touristsNovember 26, 2014

The potential to increase tourism exchange between Jordan and Thailand is high and more efforts are needed to promote tourist attractions in both countries, Thai officials said on Monday.


They made the remarks at the Amazing Thailand Road Show to Jordan, which was held late Monday.


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USAID scheme helps improve quality, service of tourism industryNovember 25, 2014

USAID on Monday joined the ministries of tourism and labour, the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) and the Higher Education Accreditation Commission to mark the first successful milestone of the Pathways to Professionalism Scheme.


Recognising the critical workforce shortage in the tourism sector, USAID"...

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JCDecaux and Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority partner in an innovative initiative to promote the Emirate among a global audienceNovember 17, 2014

JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC), the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, announced today its collaboration with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority for the installation of an innovative and engaging public display at Abu Dhabi International Airport, supporting the Emirate’s social media push to promote the Abu Dhabi destination.


The impressive 20-meter"...

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Jordan tourism grows by 9 percentNovember 4, 2014

Jordan tourism sector has recorded positive results during the first three quarters of the year, with a growth rising by 9 percent, official figures showed today.

Total revenues during the period mounted to $3.4 billion, compared to $3.1 billion during the same period of 2013, Tourism Minister Nidal Katamine said.

Katamine said the growth is due to an increase in the number of Gulf and US tourists, in addition to Jordanian expatriates returning to the Kingdom for vacation.

The large number of regional tourists that flock to the kingdom have increased as a result of turmoil...

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Tourism Minister joins key London travel eventNovember 3, 2014

Minister of Labour and Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nidal Qatamin, left for London to take part in the annual World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition which attracts wide global participation.

The Jordanian pavilion at the WTM will be a venue for meetings during which the minister will sign with his counterparts from a number of world countries agreements to expand tourism ties that will help to attract tourists to the Kingdom. Brochures"...

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Real Madrid Café offers discounts for NBAD cardholdersNovember 2, 2014

National Bank of Abu Dhabi’s NBAD-Real Madrid Credit and Debit Cardholders now benefit special discounts at Real Madrid Café in Dubai when they use the co-branded NBAD-Real cards, as well as preferential seating at select times.


Following the announcement of a three-year global partnership between NBAD and Real Madrid Football Club, the restaurant bearing the"...

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Takeoff from Abu Dhabi on a Seawings Seaplane and Earn Etihad Guest MilesOctober 27, 2014

Abu Dhabi visitors and residents will now be able to experience two unique Seawings seaplane flights – the Abu Dhabi Snapshot Tour and the Dubai Seaplane Adventure. Additionally, the Middle East’s only seaplane tour operator has partnered with Etihad Airways to offer Etihad Guest Members the chance to earn Etihad Guest Miles as they takeoff from water on a Seawings seaplane from the exciting locations of Yas Island and Emirates Palace.


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Travel: Tradition links city life and rural living in JordanOctober 26, 2014

As the sun disappears behind the cluttered skyline of Amman and the call to prayer echoes through the city, I'm sitting down to dinner.

Like most evenings, it's a meal I've cooked myself. But that's about the only similarity to my day-to-day life.


Here, in the artists' quarter of Jordan's bustling capital, lies a house tucked away from the hubbub of the city, wreathed in scented flowers, intricately tiled with mosaics, and fronted by a shady terrace.


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