TOURISM

Aqaba Marine Park to be listed as first marine nature reserve May 24, 2017

The Aqaba Marine Park (AMP) is scheduled to join Jordan's network of nature reserves this year, becoming the country's first marine nature reserve, according to a consultant on coastal management and protection.

The park, located 15 kilometres from downtown Aqaba, was declared a nature reserve by the government in 1997 with the aim of protecting the marine environment from rising pollution resulting from the rapid growth of Aqaba’s"...

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Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site's Underwater Remains May 20, 2017

This July, archaeologists in Jordan will begin an underwater search for remains of an early Islamic city.

Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, modern-day Aqaba is Jordan's only port. In the Middle Ages, the city was known as Ayla. Archaeologists uncovered the ruins of Ayla only in the last 30 years, and now, they want to know if there's more to be found"...

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Adventure travel conference opens at Dead Sea May 17, 2017

Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Hani Mulki Tuesday opened the adventure travel conference, which is organised by the Jordan Tourism Board and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).

In opening remarks at the AdventureNEXT Near East (ANNE) conference, held on Dead Sea shores, Minister of Tourism and antiquities, Lina Annab, said hosting the conference in the region would help to present Jordan to the world 'with its nature and social fabric that mixes ancient and modern times'....

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Bosnian Holidays Targets Third Highest Tourism Growth Market in the World May 15, 2017

Bosnian Holidays opened its doors for business as a travel company specialized in inbound destination management. The World Travel Organization (WTO) has stated that Bosnia Herzegovina has the third highest tourism growth rate in the world continuing up to the year 2020.

The Bosnian Holidays grand opening ceremony was held in the Sarajevo premises of the new company where top officials from Bosnia Herzegovina and senior investors were present.

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Heritage stakeholders join forces to preserve archaeological artifacts May 13, 2017

With the aim of preserving archaeological artifacts at the Jordan Archaeological Museum located at the Amman Citadel, the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (GPIA), the Department of Antiquities (DoA) and the Gerda Henkel Foundation (GHF) joined forces in the project “Protection of Cultural Heritage in Jordan”, according to stakeholders.

In January this year, the four-year project was finalised between the GPIA, the DoA and"...

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Festival City's IMAGINE Show with Panasonic Projectors Receives Second Guinness World Record May 13, 2017

(ME NewsWire)-- Guinness World Records recognized IMAGINE, the latest multimedia attraction in Dubai, for the World's Largest Permanent Projection Mapping after a three-month successful run, using over 60 Panasonic projectors covering approximately 4,857 square meter of projection area on the facade of InterContinental Dubai Festival City.

[Video] Projection Mapping with Panasonic Projector - Dubai"...

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World-famous singer Andrea Bocelli to perform in JordanMay 11, 2017

The tourism scene in Jordan has recently shown signs of recovery with growing numbers of tourists, Tourism Minister Lina Annab said on Wednesday, attributing the increase to several factors including the active role played by the private sector.

Annab made her remarks during a press conference held in Amman to announce the upcoming concert of the world-famous Italian artist Andrea Bocelli.

“The"...

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Jubeiha Amusement Park shuts down permanentlyMay 10, 2017

Jubeiha Amusement Park, one of Amman’s oldest entertainment facilities, has closed down permanently due to the deteriorated state of its rides and structures, a municipal official said on Tuesday.

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Tuesday announced the closure of the amusement park for safety reasons, indicating that most of the park’s rides and structures had exceeded their lifespan.

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Aqaba calls for listing coral reefs on UNESCO world heritage list May 8, 2017

Marine conservationists are currently rallying support to list the coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba, located some 330km south of Amman, cover almost half of Aqaba’s coastline, offering 21 diving locations for the exploration of diverse, colourful and unique coral reefs, Executive Director of the Royal Marine Conservation Society, Ehab Eid, said on Monday.

Thirteen"...

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Jordan welcomes increasing number of British visitors May 6, 2017

Jordan saw further growth in UK visitor numbers in the first quarter of 2017, January – March, increasing by 15.8 per cent, compared to the same period in 2016.

The swell in travellers follows the announcement that UK tourists to the Hashemite Kingdom also grew by seven per cent in 2016.

Jordan’s ever increasing appeal with UK travellers has encouraged a new"...

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