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    Baptismal Site nominated for World Heritage statusJuly 2, 2015




    Jordan will take part in the World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany, that will run until July 8 to examine the nominations to add 37 sites, including ‏the Baptism Site, to the UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez, will lead the delegation to the meeting.

    UNESCO said in a statement that proposals for 37 sites are being considered for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Nominations for the list"......

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    GOVERNMENT MEASURES TO BOOST JORDAN VISITOR TALLY WELCOMED BY AMMAN HOTELIERJune 29, 2015


    General Manager of Corp Amman Hotel Erik Huyer, has applauded the raft of measures announced by their majesties, King Abdullah and Queen Rania, aimed at boosting visitor numbers to Jordan.

    Timed to coincide with the recent World Economic Forum held at the Dead Sea Convention Centre, the new regulations not only ease visa restrictions and fees to make entry to Jordan a simpler process – but also help hotels financially, said Erik.

    “We see the reduction in electricity tariffs for the hotel sector as making an immediate beneficial impact on our operating costs, helping...

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    Jordan homestays embrace sustainable tourismJune 28, 2015

    As the muezzin's early morning call to prayer echoes around the narrow, dusty streets of Orjan, Mohamad Dwekat and his wife, Maysoon, begin their day. Here in the Al Ayoun region of Jordan, about an hour north of the capital, Amman, the dawn air is deliciously cool and laden with the scent of pine and pomegranate. Cleaning out the tabun - clay oven - in the courtyard of his simple home, Dwekat stops to greet a shepherd herding his flock of goats towards the nearby hills.


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    Jordan, China discuss tourism cooperationJune 20, 2015

    Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al-Fayez, and Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Li Jinzao, Thursday, discussed tourism cooperation between Jordan and China, in accordance with the mutual tourism cooperation agreement signed recently in Beijing.

    The minister said the agreement aims to promote the travel of Chinese tourist groups to Jordan and includes designating representatives from the CNTA, to follow up on visa-related issues at the Jordanian Embassy and exchange information, in addition to appointing guides to escort groups traveling to Jordan and...

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    ‘Tourism revenues threatened with half billion dinar drop’June 16, 2015

    Jordan’s tourism receipts may drop by JD500 million if the plunge in the number of tourists continues at its current pace, Tourism Minister Nayef Al Fayez said Monday.


    Describing the current drop in the number of visitors as alarming, Fayez cited official figures which show a 13.8 per cent drop in the number of tourists in the first five months of 2015.


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    Tourism contributes 14 per cent to Jordan’s GDPJune 15, 2015

    Tourism is one of the most important sectors that contribute to the growth of Jordan’s national economy and attracts investments, says a senior official.


    Nayef Hmeidi Al-Fayez, Jordan’s minister of tourism and antiquities, says that tourism helps in creating job opportunities in related sectors and introduces hard currency into the economy.


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    Tourism's contribution to GDP will rise despite regional turmoil -- reportJune 10, 2015

    Despite the impact of the regional turmoil on the Kingdom's tourism sector, a recent international report expected better indicators for the sector's contribution to the country's economy in the current year.

    "Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2015, Jordan" report expected that travel and tourism's direct contribution to Jordan's GDP will rise by 4.7 per cent in 2015 from around JD1.57 billion (6.2 per cent of total GDP) in 2014.


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    The Government of Indonesia, UNESCO, Panasonic Conduct Environmental Conservation and Education for the Next GenerationJune 9, 2015

    he Ministry of Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education of the Republic of Indonesia, PT. Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko (Persero)*1, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Jakarta, and Panasonic Corporation announced today that they have conducted “The Borobudur Youth Forum 2015” on June 5-8, 2015 inviting 50 youth participants from Borobudur, Prambanan and across Indonesia. The Forum aimed to increase public awareness about the importance"...

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    Gov't to boost tourism board budget for promotional campaigns in int'l, regional marketsJune 8, 2015

    The Cabinet on Sunday decided to increase the budget of the Jordan Tourism Board ( JTB ) to enable it to promote the Kingdom's tourist attractions in regional and international markets, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

    The news item carried by the agency did not specify the volume of funds to be pumped into the JTB , whose"......

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    Four Seasons Hotel Amman - The Best in Amman for Business or PleasureJune 6, 2015

    Four Seasons Hotel Amman has cemented its position yet again at the forefront of the travel industry in Jordan, by taking home a Business Traveller Middle East Award 2015 for being the Best Business Hotel in Amman. Additionally, Four Seasons Amman was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years (2011-2015), placing the elegant property in the global review website’s hallowed 'Hall of Fame'. This Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to"...

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