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    Ancient Petra sees few visitors as Jordan tourism declinesMarch 30, 2015

    It's high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Yet nearby hotels stand virtually empty these days and only a trickle of tourists make their way through a landmark canyon to the Treasury building where scenes of one of the "Indiana Jones" movies were filmed.

    Petra's slump is part of a sharp decline in tourism as"...

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    'Dana reserve looks to attract more visitors this year after 33% drop'March 28, 2015

    The number of visitors to the Dana Biosphere Reserve is expected to increase this year due to plans to support local and foreign tourism, Dana Biosphere Reserve Director Amer Rfou said Thursday.

    With the number of tourists to the reserve gradually dropping over the past five years due to regional instability, Rfou highlighted that the government's plan to encourage local and foreign tourism will improve the situation.


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    RJ offers discounted fares to attract tourists to JordanMarch 26, 2015

    Royal Jordanian (RJ), the national carrier of Jordan, Is looking to attract tourists to Jordan by offering discounted tickets from destinations covered by the airline in the Gulf region and Europe.

    Acting president/CEO Captain Haitham Misto pointed out that this initiative came in response to His Majesty King Abdullah urging the tourism sector to come up with creative"...

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    Sector leaders prepare plan to boost tourismMarch 21, 2015

    Tourism sector leaders plan to present a set of recommendations next week to Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour to boost the industry in the Kingdom.

    Tourism Minister Nayef Al Fayez said the recommendations were proposed by representatives of the sector following several meetings and will be reviewed by the Cabinet for approval.


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    King urges boosting tourism as key economic sectorMarch 18, 2015

    His Majesty King Abdullah II said Tuesday that tourism is a vital sector that contributes to achieving high and sustainable growth rates and generating more job opportunities for the country's men and women.

    In a meeting at Al Husseiniyeh Palace with representatives of the tourism sector and investors, held in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Rania, King Abdullah stressed the need to maximize Jordan's status as an oasis of security and"...

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    Rummana Campsite starts tourism seasonMarch 16, 2015

    Rummana campsite in the Dana Biosphere Reserve Sunday opened to local and foreign tourist groups.

    The campsite’s annual tourism season begins 15th of March and continues until the 31st of October. It is able to accommodate some 135 visitors per day.

    The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) provided the campsite with 20 large tents, fully equipped with facilities needed for tourists, according to Dana Reserve"...

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    Campaign to promote domestic tourism under way, follows Aqaba exampleMarch 15, 2015

    Sector stakeholders recently launched a campaign to promote domestic tourism in an attempt to increase the number of visitors to tourist attractions and boost hotel occupancy rates, but hoteliers are not optimistic the initiative will rescue the industry.

    Tohama Nabulsi, the director of media and communication at the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), said"...

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    Jordan second as best Arab tourist destinationMarch 11, 2015

    Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) participating in the International Tourism Exchange (ITB) Fair in Berlin, was awarded by " Go Arabia Go Asia Awards " the second most popular site and Arab tourism destination award after Abu Dhabi.

    JTB Director General Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat said the prize which was shared in by 20 points of the tourism sector, is an important award that contributes to the promotion of the Jordanian tourism product to be a destination"...

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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts to Grow Portfolio by More Than 40 New Hotels and Resorts across Europe in the Next Five YearsMarch 9, 2015

    Company Aggressively Expands in Turkey with Opening of The St. Regis Istanbul Marking the Entry of the Luxury St. Regis Brand in the Country

    Record Year of Signings Driven by Conversion Deals with Accelerated Growth in 2015

    From the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin, Starwood Hotels"...

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    New York Based Jazz Fusion Artist to Perform in Serafina DubaiMarch 8, 2015

    Serafina Dubai is hosting New York-based Tarek Yamani for a special performance this month.

    Yamani is noted for creating a new style of music known as Afro-Tara, which combines his Arabic-African-Jazz roots into a unique fusion that has endeared him to his audiences.

    Since the release of his debut "Ashur" in 2012, Yamani has been dedicated to exploring relationships between African-American"...

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