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The annual Palestinian Cultural Exhibition starts on Saturday at the Association of Jordanian Contractors in Amman. The three-day exhibition, organised by the Palestinian Cultural Centre, aims to “reaffirm the Palestinian national identity and support education and families”, according to a statement by the organisers. The exhibition will feature a variety of artistic works including a large collection of traditional cross-stitch embroidery, pottery from Hebron, books about Palestine in English and Arabic and posters. Around 500 women living in Palestinian refugee camps produced the...Continue Reading >
Northern Jordan’s archaeological and historical significance remains underexploited and little known, despite its huge cultural significance and economic potential. Aside from Jerash and the lesser known site of Gadara, much of northern Jordan’s cultural heritage has the potential to contribute to a boom in Jordanian tourism, a two-year Oxford University project utilising satellite imagery has found. The role this technology can play in identifying and protecting endangered historical sites was emphasised at a conference held last week at the Jordan Museum that brought together international...Continue Reading >
Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, on Sunday, instructed the ministries of education, higher education and tourism and antiquities to assign a day to raise awareness on national tourism at schools, colleges and universities across the Kingdom.
Ensour said the move aims at raising awareness among the various segments of the society on best tourism-related practices as tourism is considered a kingpin of the national economy.
Rappers, breakdancers and skateboarders gathered at 7Hills Skatepark in Amman’s Jabal Luweibdeh neighbourhood on Friday for The Word is Yours, an event billed as “Jordan’s first regional urban festival”. The free-of-charge, two-day event showcased urban arts such as hip hop, graffiti art, skateboarding, and breakdancing, and brought together artists from across the Middle East. “Hip hop is a means of freedom of expression…it’s the best way for people to be able to vent,” the festival’s co-organiser Shermine Sawalha told The Jordan Times. She...Continue Reading >
“You can show the world that all lives matter,” said Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah to more than 60,000 people during her call to action at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York. Her Majesty joined world leaders and influencers at the Global Citizen Festival in New York, presented by Hugh Jackman and Stephen Colbert, who gathered for the festival to engage ordinary people in vital causes like extreme poverty and inequality around the world. Participants included the US First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, World...Continue Reading >
The campaign created by Accord Group in partnership with Brighter PR signifies a huge spend for JTB, and will feature a plethora of different activity. The focus of the campaign is twofold; focusing on maximising both reach and frequency which ensures it is both influential and remembered. JTB wishes to position Jordan in the UK market where it deserves to be; a land of genuine hospitality, history, culture and discovery and is confident that this campaign will drive the appetite for Jordan holidays amongst UK travellers, and will have a positive effect on booking for Jordan. Over the course of...Continue Reading >
It also entitles visitors to a visa at no fee, the country’s tourism office said.
The ticket includes free entry to the famous cliff city of Petra and the desert valley Wadi Rum, as well as to such lesser-known sites as the Church of the Apostles and the crusaders’ castle of Kerak.
The price of the pass depends on the length of a visitor’s stay at Petra, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The one-day Wanderer pass costs 70 dinars ($A13.92).
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Jordan aims to attract more tourists with a new visitor pass providing free entry to 40 sightseeing attractions.
It also entitles visitors to a visa at no fee, the country's tourism office said.
The ticket includes free entry to the famous cliff city of Petra and the desert valley Wadi Rum, as well as to such lesser-known sites as the Church of the Apostles and the crusaders' castle of Kerak.
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On September 18 and beyond, three of the world’s largest brewers – Anheuser-Busch InBev, Carlsberg and HEINEKEN, as well as local brewers and beer associations – are joining forces to lead Global Beer Responsibility Day (GBRD), a worldwide effort to promote the responsible consumption of beer.
In its first year as a global, collaborative effort, brewers, along with many other local partners, will focus on reducing the harmful use of"...Continue Reading >