TOURISM

Travel agents stage sit-in to protest airlines’ ticketing policiesNovember 12, 2018

AMMAN — Jordanian travel agents on Sunday organised a sit-in to demand more coordination with airlines and protest 'unfair' incentives for international ticketing offices.

Jordan Travel Agencies Association President Mohammad Samih said that airlines, especially national ones, have been turning a deaf ear to their demand, adding that airlines have stopped or lowered commissions, for national travel agencies, while continuing to grant"...

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Middle East’s Greatest EDM Extravaganza Takes Center StageNovember 12, 2018

The excitement is mounting as Meydan gets ready to host 12 of the world’s Top 100 DJs at BAO Festival on the 29th & 30th of November. Dubai will be witnessing the headliners - MARTIN GARRIX, DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, AFROJACK, DON DIABLO, NERVO, R3HAB, ALOK, SALVATORE GANACCI, BROOKS, DANTE KLEIN, MARCUS SANTORO and DJ LICIOUS perform within a span of 48 hours, making it a never seen before spectacle.

BAO will bring in the most spectacular,"...

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Tourism sector shows healthy signs in third quarter this yearNovember 8, 2018

AMMAN — The number of tourists grew by 7.1 per cent in the third quarter this year, while the increase was 7.8 per cent in the number of overnight visitors.

The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry said in a statement, cited by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the number of overnight tourists amounted to around 3.6 million, compared with 3.3 million in the same period of 2017.

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‘The Mountain’ crowned WORLD’S ULTIMATE STRONGMAN in DUBAINovember 6, 2018

In collaboration with the Dubai Sports Council, the first edition of World's Ultimate Strongman: Beasts in the Middle East took place on October 26 in the middle of the Dubai desert. Bab Al Shams Arena transformed into a full day entertainment festival ground with 15 different experiences set up to serve over 4,000 visitors, representing over 35 nationalities and flying into Dubai from all over the world, who were catered to by the professional culinary team of award – winning Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.

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Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development Announces Program of Inaugural Edition of Al Burda FestivalNovember 6, 2018

The UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development today announced the program of the inaugural edition of Al Burda Festival that aims to position the UAE as a global hub for Islamic art and culture and an incubator for creativity.

Set to run on November 14, 2018, at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi, the event will renew the country’s commitment to promoting Islamic art globally while encouraging innovation."...

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Cvent Continues Global Expansion with Opening of First Office in DubaiNovember 6, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Cvent, a market leader in meetings, events and hospitality technology, today announced the opening of its first office in the Middle East. Located in the heart of Dubai, the new location will serve as a regional hub enabling the company to service current clients more quickly and address the growing demand for its event and hospitality cloud platforms in the Middle East and Africa. With more than 100 customers in the region, Cvent has established a strong client base including top brands and leading luxury hotels such as PwC, Qatar Foundation, Arabian Exhibition Management, Marriott Hotels, Shangri-La Hotel, and Atlantis-The Palm. Opening this office in Dubai showcases the region’s thriving MICE industry and highlights Cvent’s ongoing expansion and growing customer base across the globe. “We signed our first Dubai customer nearly 8 years ago and our decision......

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Royal Decree approves resignation of Tourism and Education ministersNovember 5, 2018

Amman, Nov. 4 (Petra) - A Royal Decree was issued on Sunday accepting the resignation of Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab and Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Azmi Mahmoud Mahafaza as of November 1, 2018.

Another Decree was also issued entrusting two ministers to manage the following ministries as of November 1, 2018:
Minister of Justice Bassam Samir Talhoni will manage the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific"...

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Petra witnessed increase in number of visitors in OctoberNovember 4, 2018

(Petra)-- The number of tourists to the Rose city of Petra rose by 29 per cent in October 2018, when compared to the same month of last year, according to new figures released by Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA).



Acting Chief Commissioner of the PDTRA, Suleiman Farajat, on Friday, said that a total of 95,235 foreign tourists visited Petra last month, compared to 74,055 in October of 2017.

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Campbell Gray Living Amman unveils new mock-up apartmentsOctober 31, 2018

Campbell Gray Living Amman, a mixed-use development from Campbell Gray Hotels, has revealed its new luxury designer one-bedroom and two-bedroom mock-up apartments, designed by London-based award-winning studio, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.

The apartments, amongst the most stylish residences in the entire region, are designed with a cool urban flair resembling cosmopolitan cities such as London and New York.

Developed by Al Seraje"...

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Fraser Suites Top Glory, Shanghai Celebrates 10th Anniversary in ShanghaiOctober 31, 2018

Fraser Suites Top Glory, Shanghai held a celebrating event in Shanghai for its 10th anniversary on October 28th and extended its gratitude to the guests and staff for their long-lasting support. The glamorous event was attended by 260 guests, staff, and company officials, including Mr. Choe Peng Sum, CEO of Frasers Hospitality and Mr. Huang Guiqin, Deputy Manager of Hotel Management Department, COFCO Land Limited.

Fraser Suites Top Glory, Shanghai"...

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