TOURISM

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Opens Iconic Luxury Hotel in JerusalemApril 15, 2014

Hilton Worldwide’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, marking the brand's continuing expansion in iconic landmark destinations across the world. Set within a uniquely preserved ottoman façade, a meticulous restoration and ambitious construction have created an exceptional new luxury hotel which sits majestically at a crossroads between the charms of the walled Old City and the modern bustle of Jerusalem.


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PM lays foundation stone for three tourism projects at Dead SeaApril 15, 2014

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour laid on Monday laid the foundation stone for three tourism projects at the Dead Sea Development Zone. The projects involve a total investment of JD1 billion.

Ensour laid the foundation stone for the Porto Dead Sea project, a JD800 million venture of the Egyptian Amer Group. He also laid foundation stones for the Sweimah Corniche Project and the Amwaj Dead Sea Project, both with a total investment of $40 million"...

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Dana Village slated to become heritage hub by year endApril 14, 2014

Seventy per cent of restoration work to turn Dana into Jordan's first heritage village by the end of the year has been completed.


Reconstruction work on the village began in 2011 as part of a $2 million USAID-funded project, which is being implemented by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).


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Jordan turns to Nigeria for religious touristsApril 13, 2014

Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, has disclosed that his country is working hard to ease visa processing for Nigerians, as his country intends marketing their religious sites to them.


He said his agency is working hard to minimize the waiting time for visa processing from 30 days to 15 days.


Razzaq Arabiyat added, “We are working on getting visa on arrival for Nigerians, as"......

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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Unveils Plans for Waldorf Astoria Beverly HillsApril 12, 2014

Hilton Worldwide's Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today unveiled designs and announced the development of a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills. The partnership between a private investor group led by Alagem Capital Group and clients of Guggenheim Partners plans to open the new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills in 2017.


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100 new destinations for RJ passengersApril 10, 2014

Royal Jordanians, RJ passengers can now fly to almost 100 new destinations as Brazilian TAM Airlines and US Airways completed their transition to oneworld.

US Airways’ merger with American Airlines has created the world’s largest airline by most measures. With both American and US Airways on board, oneworld becomes the leading alliance in the USA, the world’s largest air travel market. The addition of TAM consolidates"...

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Dubai Residency Welcomes 3,000 Chinese TouristsApril 8, 2014

The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai welcomed a group of 3,000 Chinese tourists who recently arrived to the UAE via Dubai International Airport.


The directorate expressed its heartfelt appreciation to the higher leadership for its unstinting attention and commitment to provide all necessary resources to position the UAE at the forefront of"...

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Jordan’s visa fee doubled despite drop in tourist numbersApril 3, 2014

The fee, which until yesterday was 20 Jordanian dinars (JOD), has risen to the new price of 40 JOD, which at current exchange rates is equivalent to £34 or $56.


The change was reported late on Monday and confirmed to Telegraph Travel this morning by a spokesman for the Jordan Tourism Board.


Despite the price rise, the current waiver on"......

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Tourism board to use social media to reach new marketsApril 2, 2014

Social media is a cost-effective tool that can be utilised to the maximum to promote Jordan as a tourist destination abroad, officials said on Tuesday.


“Jordan has so much to offer in terms of tourism,” US Ambassador Stuart E. Jones said, adding that Americans, Europeans and others who come to the country, “love to be here and they enjoy the experience”.


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Construction, tourism to boost Jordan economyMarch 29, 2014

The Jordanian economy is regaining momentum on improved macroeconomic conditions and a recovery in construction activity, tourism, and lower energy costs, 'Jordan Economic Insight 2014' published by the QNB Group has said yesterday.

According to the report, the real GDP growth is projected to accelerate to 3.6 percent in 2014 and average 4.4 percent during 2015-16, driven by private sector led growth. With support from the IMF and GCC grants, higher investor confidence is expected to lead to growth in the construction, a recovery in tourism and higher mining exports, it said.

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