Medical tourism visa procedure changes ‘still need additional steps’ March 15, 2018

Experts from the medical tourism industry on Tuesday voiced mixed reactions towards the government's decision to ease procedures for foreign patients in order to enhance medical tourism in the Kingdom.

'Adding more nationalities to the list of nationalities that will have easy visa procedures is a positive step… The list now includes eight nationalities that used to be restricted nationalities but now have eased visa procedures,'"...

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Third Edition of Bahrain’s Contemporary Art Fair ArtBAB Set to Enthral and EducateMarch 12, 2018

Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife Of His Majesty The King Of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council For Women, the third edition of Art Bahrain across Borders (ArtBAB) shall be officially opened on March 14, 2018 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The exhibition is free and open to the public from March 15 - March 18.


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Tourism stakeholders say Jordan on speed track to fully tap potential March 8, 2018

Wide-ranging activities and schemes are either under implementation or in the pipeline to boost the tourism sector, which His Majesty King Abdullah has greatly paid attention to, officials and industry stakeholders said on Tuesday.

The tourism sector, which contributes 11 per cent to the country’s economy annually, has been a priority for the Monarch “who"...

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Jordan: Number of Petra Visitors Rises Considerably in February March 7, 2018

The number of visitors to the ancient city of Petra increased in February by 55 per cent compared with the same period in 2017, according to Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Chief Commissioner Falah Omoush.

Omoush told Jordan News Agency (Petra) on Monday that the Authority completed its preparations to receive visitors and took the necessary measures to facilitate the tourism process smoothly to serve the tourists and the"...

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‘Jordan very safe for tourists; Jordanians open and hospitable’ March 7, 2018

International tourism industry publication “Travel Weekly” published an article on Monday titled “The King of Jordan talks tourism”, which included excerpts from a recent meeting His Majesty King Abdullah held with the paper’s chief editor, Arnie Weissmann, in Amman.

King Abdullah spoke about tourism’s important role in the economy,"...

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King: Tourism has huge role in economy and impacts many downstream industries March 6, 2018

International tourism industry publication 'Travel Weekly' published an article on Monday titled 'The King of Jordan talks tourism', which included excerpts from a recent meeting His Majesty King Abdullah held with the paper’s chief editor, Arnie Weissmann, in Amman.

His Majesty spoke about tourism’s important role in the economy, saying, according to the article: 'Tourism's role in the economy is huge and impacts many downstream industries'.

With the discussion"...

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Cozmo Travel expands its UAE presence, opens three more outlets March 6, 2018

Cozmo Travel, a member of the Air Arabia Group and a leading travel management company in the region, has launched three new sales outlets as part of its aggressive expansion strategies. With the opening of these new outlets in Bur Dubai, Al Quoz and Al Nahda – Sharjah, Cozmo Travel now operates a network of over 90 branches globally.

Commenting on the opening of new branches, Mr. Jamal Abdulnazar, CEO of Cozmo Travel, said, “We are"...

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26 Jordanian hotels take part in tourism training programmeMarch 1, 2018

Hotel and tourism sector stakeholders on Wednesday came together to celebrate the expansion of the Pathways to Professionalism programme and the graduation of 123 workers at Jordanian hotels, under the patronage of Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab, a USAID statement said.

Le Royal Amman and Century Park Hotel Amman officially joined the programme during the ceremony, bringing the total number of participating hotels to 26 in Amman,"...

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Sustainable tourism map of Jordan launchedFebruary 26, 2018

The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) and the American non-profit organisation Tourism Cares, on Sunday, launched the “Meaningful Travel Map of Jordan”, comprising a total of 12 touristic experiences benefiting both travelers and host communities.

Available to the public at, the map features travel experiences offered by several Jordanian non-profit organisations and social enterprises, with the aim of providing a quality"...

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Montreux Comedy Festival, the Biggest Comedy Festival in Mainland Europe and Swissquote Bank Bring World-Renowned Comedians to Dubai for Their First International Bilingual Comedy Festival February 26, 2018

Comedy-lovers will get the chance to be entertained by the international line up of world renowned comedians at the Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. On 28th February and 1st March the French comedy galas feature Fray (FR), Roman Frayssinet (FR), Jason Brokerss (FR), Yoann Provenzano (CH) and Lenny M’Bunga (FR). On Friday 2nd March the English gala features Ali Al Sayed (UAE), Francesco De Carlo (IT), Athena Kugblenu (UK), Tats Nkonzo (SA) and Yoann Provenzano (CH).


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