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5th edition of French Week commences at BoulevardSeptember 15, 2019

AMMAN — Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shweikeh, along with Véronique Vouland-Aneini, French ambassador to Jordan, and Akel Biltaji, president of the Franco-Jordanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, launched the 5th edition of the French Week in Jordan on Saturday during a press conference at the Amman Rotana Hotel.

The French week is an annual 'rendez-vous' that celebrates French culture in all its forms and, taking"...

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Air bridge’ welcomes Jordan-France tourismSeptember 12, 2019

AMMAN — Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) on Tuesday welcomed the first chartered plane carrying 179 French tourists, marking the launch of an “air bridge” linking Amman with Lyon, Paris and Toulouse.

This tourism “air bridge”, the first of its kind, is the result of the Jordan Tourism Board's (JTB) efforts towards attracting low-cost regular and transit flights from various countries to QAIA and King Hussein"...

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The Okura Tokyo Opens its Doors September 12, 2019

In a much-anticipated event and to the delight of its many followers worldwide, The Okura Tokyo, the new flagship hotel of Hotel Okura Co., Ltd, today opened its doors to the public. The original Hotel Okura Tokyo opened in 1962 as a first-class hotel that quickly became renowned worldwide for its blending of traditional Japanese beauty with the very best in accommodation, cuisine and service. It closed its doors in August 2015, and after four years of rebuilding work, it reopened today as The Okura Tokyo. Masaharu Naruse, President and Representative Director, Hotel Okura Tokyo Co., Ltd., said, “I’m proud to present our new flagship property, The Okura Tokyo. Fully embodying one of Okura’s key philosophies—offering “the Best A.C.S.”, or Accommodation, Cuisine and Services—we are committed to honoring our pedigree while endeavoring to further refine this philosophy so that the hotel will once again be treasured by people from all over the world.” The Okura Tokyo is the highest-branded property of the Hotel Okura group.......

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QAIA welcomes more 5 million passengers in 9 monthsSeptember 11, 2019

Amman, Sept. 10 (Petra) -- The Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received 959,560 passengers (PAX) during July 2019 - a 4.5% rise as opposed to the same month in 2018. In contrast, QAIA registered 7,927 aircraft movements (ACM) and 9,672 tons of cargo, effecting 2.1% and 13.5% increases, respectively, according to statistics released by Airport International Group, the airport's operator.

In terms of year-to-date (YTD) figures, 5,108,561 PAX passed through QAIA, marking a 6.4% rise in comparison with"...

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Madaba takes plunge into adventure tourismSeptember 8, 2019

AMMAN — Royal Court Chief Yousef Issawi, head of the follow-up committee for the implementation of Royal initiatives, on Saturday opened Alhidan Adventures Centre in Madaba.

The project aims at expanding adventure tourism in Madaba, 30km southwest of Amman, and increasing the number of visitors as well as creating job opportunities for local residents, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

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JTB inks agreement to develop new promotion brandSeptember 7, 2019

Amman, Sept. 5 (Petra) -- The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), with support from the USAID-funded Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project, signed an agreement with 'Syntax' to develop a new tourism promotion brand for Jordan in partnership with a renowned British consultancy firm.

The project, which is considered the first of its kind for Jordan, aims to develop a tourism promotion brand that reflects the Kingdom's unique attractions, and includes all types of tourism.

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teamLab Planets, a Museum Where You Move Through Water in Toyosu, Tokyo, Is Currently a Space for Autumn. The Carp Swimming on the Water’s Surface Change into Autumn Leaves When They Collide with Visitors.September 6, 2019

Art collective teamLab’s “museum where you move through water” in Toyosu, Tokyo, teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM.com (hereafter, teamLab Planets) will change into an autumnal space for a limited time, starting on September 1. Experience an artwork space where autumn leaves and chrysanthemums spread out before you, but only until November 30. The change to an autumnal space takes place in a massive interactive work entitled Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People - Infinity, where visitors to the museum can walk barefoot through water. This work changes throughout the year, with flowers that bloom and change with the seasons in real time. During this three-month period only, the koi that swim across the endlessly expansive surface of the water will change into autumn leaves, chrysanthemums, and other autumn flowers as they collide with museum visitors.......

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Tourism Minister meets Qatari officialsSeptember 4, 2019

Amman, Sept. 3 (Petra) - Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shweikeh discussed on Tuesday with the Qatari Charge d'Affaires in Amman, Abdulaziz bin Mohamed Khalifa al-Sada, relations between Jordan and Qatar, and ways of cementing cooperation in the tourism domain.

A statement by the ministry said that the Qatari official handed the Minister an invitation to attend the 19th Doha Forum to be held in December under the theme 'Reimagining Governance in a MultiPolar World'.

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ASEZA plans air show to boost Golden Triangle tourismSeptember 4, 2019

AMMAN — Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) has announced plans to host an air show, which will start running in March 2020 and become an annual event.

ASEZA has started preparations for the international event as part of its marketing strategy. The authority has added the show to the tourism events calendar, according to a statement issued by ASEZA.

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Tourists to Jordan increase by 33.3% in first quarter of 2019August 29, 2019

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 28: Jordanian Ambassador to Kuwait Saqr Abu Shatal said the number of foreign tourists in Jordan between January and March this year increased by 33.3 percent compared to the same period last year, reports Al-Rai daily.

The number of foreign visitors reached 332,000, he said, and pointed to the geog r a p h i c a l proximity between Kuwait and Jordan and the favorable visa procedures for Kuwaitis make Amman the favored travel destination"...

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