TOURISM

After standout promo video campaign, Ssumier Pasricha of ‘Pammi Aunty’ fame gets Jordan Tourism award April 22, 2017

Actor Ssumier Pasricha, who rose to fame with his character ‘Pammi Aunty ‘ was recently awarded by Think Strawberries, the Jordan Tourism Board Representative office in India along with the Embassy of Jordan here. Pasricha shot a series of 6 videos in Jordon to promote Jordan Tourism through his iconic series ‘Pammi Aunty’ in India. Once released, his videos received over 1.75 million views. The Jordanian Ambassador to India, H.E. Hasan Al Jawarneh said, “We are delighted by the numbers generated"...

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Tourico Holidays Reports Middle East Hotel Room Nights Double in 2017 April 21, 2017

Tourico Holidays, the world’s fastest growing wholesale travel brokerage company, today shared data reporting inbound hotel room nights to the Middle East have increased by 112 percent year-over-year in 2017. Equally as encouraging, outbound travel from the market is on the rise, as well. Hotel room nights sold from the Middle East are pacing at an increase of 138 percent through the end of 2017 - meaning future hotel reservations through the end of the year have more than doubled compared to the same time in 2016. Travel from China is a driving force in the market’s inbound hotel industry success. Tourico reports a sharp increase in Chinese travel to the Middle East, marked by a 60 percent surge in hotel room nights booked so far in 2017. Additionally, The United States has increased its hotel room nights to the Middle East by 12 percent year-over-year, while Germany (+21% YOY),......

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DubLi.com Unveils Its New VIP Lounge, Reinventing Its Paid Membership Package with Exceptional DealsApril 20, 2017

DubLi.com, the global leader in online Cash Back shopping, today announced the launch of the new VIP Lounge, an exclusive membership package for DubLi.com VIP customers. The VIP Lounges offers a product and benefit mix, unmatched in the global Cash Back industry, which provides a single point of access to a complete array of saving opportunities. DubLi’s VIP Lounge offers multiple ways to save on hotel rooms, travel, flights, local shopping, dining, services, and entertainment and leisure activities - all in one convenient"...

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French Ambassador calls to improve tourism with JordanApril 20, 2017

French Ambassador in Amman, David Bertolotti, called for enhancing and improving tourism between Jordan and France ahead of the Summer season.

He made his remarks on Tuesday during a ceremony at his residence in Amman, which was attended by a number of travel agents, tour operators and airlines from both countries to promote French tourist destinations and give the two sides a real opportunity to explore ways to benefit from the advantages available in Jordan and France.

He also reviewed the tourism"...

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Amman hotel room revenue rate 2nd lowest in region -report April 18, 2017

The direct relationship between hotel occupancy rates and the revenues of the hotel industry requires a better addressing of the market's needs, experts agreed on Monday.

Promoting tourism in Jordan in markets that are not easily affected by regional unrest, creating better matching between investments and touristic patterns and addressing 'high' operational costs can increase occupancy rates in hotels, which will boost revenues, they"...

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Experiencing Jordan: A World-Class Welcome Wipes Away Any Fears April 11, 2017

There is the kind of travel for which you are celebrated in advance. “Nice,” say friends if you tell them about your plans for France—about your eye on Argentina or Japan. “Wish you’d let us tag along.”

But before a recent long-anticipated trip, my wife, Kathy, and I heard this instead: “Why there?” “Why now?” “Aren’t you afraid?”

We’d"...

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Hilton Appoints Chief Customer OfficerMarch 25, 2017

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has named Jonathan (Jon) Witter as Chief Customer Officer. In this newly created role, he will oversee the Global Brands, Marketing, Loyalty & Partnerships, IT and Strategy teams.


Witter has extensive background in these functional areas, most recently serving as President of Retail and Direct Banking at Capital One Financial Corporation. He will report"...

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