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    Crowne Plaza Amman receives top honour September 18, 2017

    Crowne Plaza Amman has been named the Luxury Family Friendly Hotel of the year 2017 by the Luxury Travel Guide Middle East & Africa Awards 2017.

    The awards highlight the best accommodation providers throughout their region. The winners have been chosen for their unique interior design, innovation, rooms and facilities, location, employee satisfaction and most importantly their service excellence.

    'Crowne Plaza Amman and its team are honoured to win such a prestigious award that not only recognises"...

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    Jordan attracts tourists with the promise of adventure September 16, 2017

    From the guesthouse roof, the panorama takes in three countries, meandering from the ruins of ancient Gadara on a Jordanian hilltop, over the Sea of Galilee with the city of Nazareth visible in the distance, and across green fields to the Golan Heights.

    It’s one of the main reasons visitors make their way up to the small village of Umm Qais in north Jordan, which is also home to one of the Decapolis cities of ancient Rome.

    Yet few stay overnight and the village derives little profit from those"...

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    Jordan attracts tourists with the promise of adventure September 14, 2017

    From the guesthouse roof, the panorama takes in three countries, meandering from the ruins of ancient Gadara on a Jordanian hilltop, over the Sea of Galilee with the city of Nazareth visible in the distance, and across green fields to the Golan Heights.

    It’s one of the main reasons visitors make their way up to the small village of Umm Qais in north Jordan, which is also home to one of the Decapolis cities of ancient Rome.

    Yet few stay overnight and the village derives little profit from those"...

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    Jordan advances on World Tourism Index September 12, 2017

    Jordan has advanced on the World Tourism Index and moved from the 77th place (2015) to the 75th place, according to the World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.

    Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Lina Annab, on Monday, said Jordan came ahead of Tunisia (87), Lebanon (96), Kuwait (100), Algeria (118) and Yemen (136), and behind the United Arab Emirates (29), Saudi Arabia (63), Oman (66) and Egypt (74).

    'The progress in Jordan's ranking has been driven by the improvement"...

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    The First Group Marks Hotel Portfolio Milestone with Completion of TRYP by Wyndham DubaiSeptember 10, 2017

    Global property developer The First Group has taken possession of its second hotel property, TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, marking another significant milestone in its portfolio development strategy.

    The completion of the 675 upper mid-scale hotel in Dubai’s sought-after Barsha Heights district, also marks the TRYP brand’s debut in the city, cementing The First Group’s position as a respected"...

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    Grecian Couple Hack the Traditional Method of Selling Property by Raffling off Their Island VillaSeptember 2, 2017

    With home ownership rates declining worldwide as house prices soar, more and more people are turning to competitions to give them a chance at owning their own home. One Grecian couple decided to jump in on this opportunity and are raffling off their luxury villa in an exciting global event. The Greek islands are one of the most desired locations in the world and now one lucky winner could win a stunning Greek property worth 1.75 million Euros. The property, which includes its very own vineyard, is located on one of the Greek"...

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    Busan City Hosts 'Busan One Asia Festival 2017' in OctoberSeptember 1, 2017

    Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), Asia’s No.1 Korean Wave festival, will be held in Busan, October 22-31, 2017. The festival kicks off with “BOF opening ceremony” at Asiad Main Stadium on October 22. It is going to last for 10 days until “BOF awards” held at Busan Cinema Center outdoor stage on October 31. The opening ceremony will be featured by Asia’s first 360 degree stage and the performance of K-pop idol groups. “BOF awards” will be presented to artists globally raising the profile of Korea and Busan at the closing ceremony. Various K-pop stars will rock the stage as well. “Park Concert” is held at Busan Citizen Park on October 29. It amuses the audience with various concerts from K-POP to Trot going beyond generations and genre. If you want to meet Korean Wave stars, do not miss fan meetings on which five teams of stars appear from October 23. Some of the acts taking the stage include BLACKPINK, Wanna One, SECHSKIES, GFRIEND, Apink, BAP, ASTRO, Yurisangja, Baek Z Young, Kim Tae-woo, Ailee, Bolbbalgan4,......

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    Jordan's tourism revenues rise to JD2 billion August 31, 2017

    Jordan's tourism revenues rose by 13.5 percent to $2.5 billion (JD1.8 billion) at the end of July, 2017 compared to $2.2 billion in the same period of 2016, according to Director General of Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat.

    Arabiyat told Petra that joint efforts between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board reflected positively on the Kingdom's tourism revenues.

    He said the positive tourism indicators reflect efforts exerted by the JTB to put"...

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    ‘Unified’ action urged to boost tourism sector August 27, 2017

    Tourism officials on Thursday called for unified efforts to achieve the goals set for the tourism sector in Jordan.

    The Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association (JITOA) organised a meeting in cooperation with Royal Jordanian Airlines (RJ) to bring together all tourism actors.

    JITOA Chairperson Ghada Najjar said the national carrier has a very important role in boosting"...

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    Jordan Tourism Board to host British media representatives next month August 24, 2017

    The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) will host representatives of key British media institutions next month, JTB’s Managing Director Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said on Wednesday.

    Between September 20 and 23, the JTB will host representatives of UK News Corporation, which includes the internationally recognised publications of The Times, The Sunday Times and The Sun, as well as other print and online media outlets.

    Over"...

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