TOURISM

Fox Animation Acquires Film Rights to Sanrio’s Mr. Men Little Miss PropertiesJanuary 27, 2015

Shawn Levy to Produce

Fox Animation has secured the motion pictures rights to the iconic Mr. Men Little Miss characters. The deal was announced today by Fox Animation President Vanessa Morrison and Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio, Inc. Fox Animation is the studio behind the ICE AGE and RIO movie franchises. Sanrio Entertainment Division, based in North America, develops brand extensions and experiential initiatives for U.S. and global distribution.

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Feynan Ecolodge shortlisted for int’l ecotourism awardJanuary 22, 2015

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) on Monday announced the finalists in its Tourism for Tomorrow Award 2015, with Feynan Ecolodge shortlisted in the Community Award category.


The recognition comes just three months after the ecolodge was announced as a finalist in National Geographic’s inaugural"...

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Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel organized a Soccer Tournament to support UNICEFJanuary 21, 2015

As part of its ongoing support to the community, Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel recently organized a soccer tournament to raise funds for UNICEF.


The charity soccer tournament, which witnessed the participation of a number of the 5-star hotels in Amman, that ended up in Landmark hotel winning the tournament cup was designed to show Sheratons Amman support for UNICEF projects"...

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Medical tourism generates over JD1 billion in 2014 — PHAJanuary 14, 2015

A total of 250,000 patients from abroad came to Jordan for treatment in 2014, a number that is almost similar to the year before, according to the Private Hospitals Association (PHA).


Although the figures are not final as further studies are being conducted, PHA President Fawzi Hammouri said each patient was escorted by two people, with the total number of escorts standing at around half-a-million.


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HILTON INVITES THE WORLD TO PLAYJanuary 13, 2015

Unused vacation time. Extended workdays. Forgotten holidays. Year after year and in headline after headline, it’s becoming more apparent: the world has lost its passion to play. Today Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) embarks on a mission to excite and inspire the world to play again with the announcement of a five-year strategic marketing partnership with Live"...

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HolidayMe Partners with Emirates NBD to offer an interest free instalment plan to all its customers!January 13, 2015

HolidayMe, the Dubai-based travel start-up that launched its operations in the Middle East in the month of November 2014 has partnered with Emirates NBD to offer a 0% Instalment Plan. Through this partnership, all Emirates NBD credit card holders can now book their Holiday Packages, Hotels, Activities and Transfers by making payments in instalments over a period of 3 or 6 months at no extra charge. For availing this offer,"...

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Taiwan ICT Products Come into Focus at CESJanuary 10, 2015

2015 International CES


The prestigious COMPUTEX d&i awards, executed by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in cooperation with the International Forum Design (iF), revisited Las Vegas, the United States for International CES. Las Vegas is the third stop on the d&i awards world tour following their unveiling at COMPUTEX TAIPEI. The award-winning"...

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Promotional campaign aims to attract more visitors to PetraJanuary 4, 2015

The Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA), in cooperation with partners in the tourism sector, will launch a promotional campaign to encourage more tourists to visit Petra, a government official said on Saturday.


PDTRA Chief Commissioner Mohammad Nawafleh added that the campaign, scheduled to be launched soon, will include low-cost offers in cooperation with Petra hotels and the Jordan Tourism Board to attract more tourists to the ancient Nabataean city especially in winter, which is usually low season.

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Tourism Ministry urged to cooperate with sector associationsDecember 30, 2014

The Jordan Federation of Tourism Associations (JFOTA) on Monday called on the Ministry of Tourism to be a “real partner” and defend the demands of the sector, which is “incurring tremendous losses” due to taxes.


Michael Nazzal, JFOTA chairman and president of the Jordan Hotel Association, said the Kingdom is an expensive destination for visitors, which lowers its chances of competing with other tourist destinations in the region such as Turkey and Egypt.

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Tourist agents welcome India’s decision to extend visas on arrival for JordaniansDecember 27, 2014

India has started extending tourist visas on arrival (TVoA) for Jordanians who can now benefit from this service two times a year, by simply applying online.


The step was applauded on Tuesday by tourist agents who attended a presentation session hosted by India’s embassy in Amman to further acquaint them with online procedures and TVoA requirements.


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