Liner brings 6,000 tourists from East Asia, India to AqabaMay 24, 2015

An international cruise ship that docked in Aqaba last Thursday introduced the “golden triangle of tourism” — Aqaba, Petra and Wadi Rum — to a new group of tourists, a commissioner at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) said Saturday.

ASEZA Commissioner for Economic Development and Investment Affairs Sharhabeel Madi"...

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Air Arabia Jordan goes operational with first flight to KuwaitMay 19, 2015

A new era of low-cost aviation in the Levant began today as the first Air Arabia Jordan flight departed its base at Queen Alia International Airportin Amman. The airline’s inaugural flight to Kuwait City was marked by a ceremony attended by senior executives from the airline, the Jordanian aviation industry and member of the press.

Inaugural flight 9P 301 departed"...

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DoubleTree by Hilton Declares 'Free Cookies for All' with Global Giveaways on Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, Friday, May 15May 14, 2015

This Friday, May 15, DoubleTree by Hilton will take National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day global with an international cookie blitz to surprise unsuspecting travelers with tens of thousands of the brand’s iconic chocolate chip and walnut cookies – the same signature greeting that is offered to each guest at check-in at DoubleTree by Hilton hotels worldwide. Whether journeying by air or ground, DoubleTree by Hilton is setting out to give travelers a sweet ride in honor of the day, teaming up with some of the world’s leading transportation partners, including Virgin"......

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Hilton Worldwide Unveils “First-of-its-Kind” International Partnership with ANAMay 12, 2015

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today announced a global partnership with Japan’s biggest airline, ANA, to introduce cutting-edge airline lounges and in-flight services that will raise the bar for the travel and hospitality industries worldwide. The initial phase of this alliance will run between June 1 and August 31, 2015 and is designed for both Japanese and international travelers to “Experience More” of the renowned Hilton hospitality when they next travel through the ANA Haneda or Narita lounges or embark on a flight from Tokyo to Honolulu.


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VIABOX™ Solution for Football and RetailMay 12, 2015

  • The system meets Security requirements for stadiums set by FIFA, before, during and after each match.
  • VIABOX tracks the behaviour of clients in small and big commercial areas, such as retail, restaurants and transport, saving energy and optimizing services.
  • This control box for statistics crowd records and WiFi services can, also, offer multimedia contents at 20 Mbps, where internet can’t be supplied.

VIABOX™ ("...

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Aqaba planners ready with diversified tourism package for port city, district May 10, 2015

The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority ( ASEZA ) and its investment arm, Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), are working on an ambitious plan to diversify the tourism product to attract and "retain" foreign and local tourists and create more opportunities for the zone's residents.

In an interview with The Jordan Times at his office in Aqaba Wednesday, ......

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Jordan participates in Malaysia cultural festival 2015May 10, 2015

Jordan's ambassador to Malaysia, Maher Lukasha, joined Jordanian students in Malaysia in participating in Limkokwing University’s annual Cultural Festival.

The festival is run and managed by the international student ambassadors of Limkokwing University, coming from over 150 countries.

The festival is a platform for students to represent their countries through performances and in exhibition booths. It included a one-of-a"...

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Jordan comes 77th in int'l tourism competitivenessMay 9, 2015

Jordan ranked 77th among world countries and 8th among countries of the region in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index 2015 Ranking issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF) this week.

Spain topped the 141 countries listed in the ranking, followed by France and Germany, while Chad came at the bottom of the list.


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Minister: Jordan expects more Arab tourists this summerMay 7, 2015

Minister of Tourism, Nayef al-Fayez, on Wednesday, said Jordan's tourism sector expects larger number of Arab tourists, mainly from Arab Gulf countries, who will visit the Kingdom this summer. On the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market Dubai 2015 exhibition, Al-Fayez told Petra that the ministry focuses on promotional campaigns to attract additional numbers of Arab and foreign tourists.

According to the minister, the tourism industry"...

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Jordan Q1 tourism income falls 11.9pcMay 6, 2015

Jordan's first quarter tourism revenue dropped 11.9 per cent as visitor numbers from Europe and North America fell by more than a fifth because of wars in neighbouring nations, Jordan's tourism minister said on Tuesday.

Jordan shares frontiers with Iraq and Syria, where the Islamic State has seized swathes of territory. Amman took a lead role in conducting air strikes against the hard-line group after it burned alive a captured Jordanian pilot earlier this year.

"We've seen a negative impact on foreign visitors to Jordan, especially in the first three months (of 2015)," Nayef...

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