TOURISM

Takeoff from Abu Dhabi on a Seawings Seaplane and Earn Etihad Guest MilesOctober 27, 2014

Abu Dhabi visitors and residents will now be able to experience two unique Seawings seaplane flights – the Abu Dhabi Snapshot Tour and the Dubai Seaplane Adventure. Additionally, the Middle East’s only seaplane tour operator has partnered with Etihad Airways to offer Etihad Guest Members the chance to earn Etihad Guest Miles as they takeoff from water on a Seawings seaplane from the exciting locations of Yas Island and Emirates Palace.


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Travel: Tradition links city life and rural living in JordanOctober 26, 2014

As the sun disappears behind the cluttered skyline of Amman and the call to prayer echoes through the city, I'm sitting down to dinner.

Like most evenings, it's a meal I've cooked myself. But that's about the only similarity to my day-to-day life.


Here, in the artists' quarter of Jordan's bustling capital, lies a house tucked away from the hubbub of the city, wreathed in scented flowers, intricately tiled with mosaics, and fronted by a shady terrace.


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Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Launches Taste of Waldorf Astoria, a Global Culinary Partnership with the James Beard FoundationOctober 23, 2014

Today Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a global gastronomy-focused program in partnership with the world’s foremost culinary arts organization, the James Beard Foundation (JBF). Taste of Waldorf Astoria pairs young, emerging JBF Rising Star Semi-Finalist chefs with prominent Michelin-starred Waldorf Astoria chefs in Rome, Berlin, Edinburgh, Shanghai, and La Quinta, California. The program is designed to reinforce Waldorf Astoria’s"......

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400% tourism growth from UAE, Saudi Arabia and Jordan over last 3 months: TAA officialOctober 20, 2014

Inbound tourism from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan grew by 400% in the last three months according to the Tourism Activation Authority’s (TAA) head of International Tourism Ahmed Shoukry.


The Ministry of Tourism is aiming for regional tourism to account for 20% of the total inbound tourism to Egypt, according to Shoukry.


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Local Jazz Favorites at SerafinaOctober 20, 2014

If live music in a relaxing setting is appealing to you, then heading to Serafina on Wednesday Nights from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM is a must.


Serafina welcomes possibly one of the most influential groups of musicians in the Middle East to the venue as a weekly feature in a festive yet cosy dining environment. Live music will be procured by none other than the Afif Brothers &"...

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts sustaining Jordan’s tourism treasuresOctober 15, 2014

One of Green Globe’s most treasured destinations is the country of Jordan, which offers antediluvian wonders, a truly diverse range of travel experiences and an excellent selection of certified Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.


As an indication of their commitment to sustainability and the growth of tourism in the Hashemite Kingdom, Mövenpick Hotels &"...

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Four Seasons Hotel Amman in spa focusOctober 13, 2014

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Amman is expanding its local treatments offered to guests by introducing the all-new Nabatean treatment, which includes a full body scrub using olive oil, followed by a full body massage using warm Arabic oud oil.


The natural oils used in the Nabatean treatment aim at cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating the skin, keeping it smooth and"...

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Hilton Worldwide Releases 2013-2014 Corporate Responsibility ReportOctober 13, 2014

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today released its 2013-2014 corporate responsibility report. The report is Hilton Worldwide’s third corporate responsibility report, and its first since returning to public markets following a record-breaking initial public offering (IPO) in December 2013. The report highlights efforts, achievements and priorities across the four focus areas of Hilton Worldwide’s corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose: creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures"...

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Jordan Attempts to Break the Guinness World RecordOctober 11, 2014

Monaco Business Development announced today that the Dead Sea in Jordan will be the destination to attempting to break the Guinness World Record of the largest floating image on Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 10am.


Employees and management from the Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort and Spa, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea, Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea and Spa, ,Movenpick"...

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Campaign to increase local communities’ involvement in tourismSeptember 30, 2014

The Ministry of Tourism on Monday launched the “Tourism is our capital” campaign, with the aim of developing local communities at tourist sites and enhancing their involvement in the sector.


“The ministry seeks to develop tourism at the governorate level and not to confine tourism services to tourist sites,” Tourism Minister Nidal Katamine told reporters.


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