TOURISM

Tourism revenues up 15.4 per cent to $1.8 billionJune 20, 2017

Jordan's earning from tourism went up by 15.4 per cent standing at $1.8 billion for the January-May period of 2017, according to data released Monday by the Central Bank of Jordan.

It said the rise was due to an increase in tourists numbers by 10.5 per cent compared to the same period of 2016.

The figures showed that tourism revenue in May 2017 rose by 6.8 per cent, amounting to $371 million.

The bank said the total number of visitors increased by 3.5 per cent, reaching 420,600"...

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Crystal Lagoons targets Jordan as tourism and real estate market flourish June 20, 2017

Crystal Lagoons, the multinational water innovation company and developer of the “world’s top amenity”, is in discussion with several prominent real estate developers in Jordan in a bid to increase the number of the crystal-clear lagoons in the country’s Aqaba and Dead Sea areas.

The cutting-edge technology is already making a huge impact in the Middle East and Africa, including the multi-million-dollar project located in the Al-Rama area of Jordan, just 30 minutes from Amman at the Lagoon"...

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Little Petra: exploring the tastes and traditions of 'the real Jordan' June 19, 2017

To say Little Petra is a long way off the tourist trail is an understatement. To get there we drive past the tourist police’s outpost, turn left and off-road alongside ancient, dried riverbeds and finally up a sand dune into the lee of a red sandstone cliff.

The only other people sleeping out under the stars are a few shepherds

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Campbell Gray Amman set to open in 2019 June 15, 2017

Campbell Gray Hotels has launched the group's flagship property, Campbell Gray Amman, which is currently under development in Jordan and set to open in 2019.

The company is also involved in the development of a boutique hotel in Manama, Bahrain due to open in 2018, as previously reported by Hotelier Middle East in 2016.

Campbell"...

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Groupe ADP Launches Global Innovation Contest to Imagine the Airport Experience of the FutureJune 15, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Groupe ADP is launching the global challenge 'Play Your Airport'. This open innovation initiative will allow students, businesses, travellers and the group's employees to reinvent the airport experience with one common goal: creating the airport of the future.

'The diversity of communities coming together around this bold initiative makes it the first of its kind in the airport"...

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January-May tourist rates rise by 10.5% in JordanJune 14, 2017

Tourism Minister Lina Annab on Monday said that the number of tourists to the Kingdom in the first five months of the year increased by 10.5 per cent, compared with the same period of last year.

A total of 2.6 million tourists visited Jordan until the end of this year’s May, compared with 1.864 million visitors to the country in the same period of 2016.

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January-May tourist rates rise by 10.5% June 13, 2017

Tourism Minister Lina Annab on Monday said that the number of tourists to the Kingdom in the first five months of the year increased by 10.5 per cent, compared with the same period of last year.

A total of 2.6 million tourists visited Jordan until the end of this year’s May, compared with 1.864 million visitors to the country in the same period of 2016.

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Kate Winslet Launches the Exclusive Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet Timepiece to Be Auctioned OnlineJune 11, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- In its boutique located at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, the Swiss watchmaker Longines, with the participation of its Ambassador of Elegance Kate Winslet, presented the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet watch. Three models of this exclusive gold watch, which was produced in a very limited edition and named after the brand ambassador, will be auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat Foundation, a charity co-founded by the British actress.

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Visitors to Amman parks increase during Ramadan — GAM June 8, 2017

The Greater Amman Municipality’s (GAM) Al Hussein Parks has been receiving around 2,000 visitors every day since the fasting month of Ramadan started, while King Abdullah II Park in Muqabalein has been receiving around 1,000 visitors daily, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

GAM’s agriculture and foresting Director Nebal Qattan said the municipality provides a proper environment for the public and charitable organisations to hold"...

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‘Tourist restaurants allowed to open during day in Ramadan’ June 7, 2017

Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani on Tuesday said that the Tourism Ministry’s instructions allow tourist facilities to work during Ramadan and provide services without violating the “sanctity” of the fasting month.

Muslims abstain from food and drink during Ramadan from dawn until after sunset.

The minister said that annual instructions"...

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