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Tourism revenue at $2.6 billion in first half of 2019July 16, 2019

Amman, July 16 (Petra) -- The tourism sector delivered a six-month revenue of $2.6 billion with over 2.438 million visitors arriving in the Kingdom since the beginning of the current year continuing a strong rebound that started in late 2016.

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) said tourism income surged by 8.3 percent during the January-June period of the current year at $2.6 billion against $2.4 billion for the same period of 2018.

Breaking down the figures, the CBJ said June saw a major increase"...

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Our Toy Stories @ Harbour CityJuly 16, 2019

While Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” is hitting the big screens around the world this summer, Harbour City, the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong, is joining forces with Disney to bring the movie to life from now till 4 August, 2019! Inspired by the movie, Harbour City has transformed into a “Toy Story” themed carnival with different games and challenges at Ocean Terminal Forecourt next to Star Ferry Pier and Ocean Terminal Deck with stunning Victoria Harbour view, where fans can play with"...

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Zarqa to get its first museumJuly 11, 2019

AMMAN — Preparations are under way to a float a tender in August to build the first museum in Zarqa Governorate, according to a senior official.

The blueprints and studies for the project have been completed in the past two-and-a-half years, and all is left is some legal measures to obtain certain signatures in order to float the tender next month, Zarqa's antiquities expert Romel Gharib told The Jordan Times on Wednesday.

'The"...

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QAIA receives over 500,000 passengers in MayJuly 10, 2019

Amman, July 9 (Petra) -- The Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) received 583,662 passengers during May of 2019, recording a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to the same month of 2018, according to statistics released by the Airport International Group (AIG).

The airport witnessed a decline in aircraft movement by 2.8 percent, registering 6,061 movements, and handled 9,243 tones of cargo, a 2.5 percent drop, the group said in a press release on Tuesday.

During the period from January to May this"...

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Mosaica’s ‘Mix-Tape’ delivers to packed audienceJuly 9, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan’s award-winning vocal ensemble Mosaica Singers put on a thrilling performance Thursday night at the Terra Santa College Theatre. It was the opening event in the series of three performances held over the weekend.

More than just a music concert, “The Mix-Tape” was a full show, featuring a rich stage production, with great acting, attractive settings, energetic dancing and fine visual dynamics that rivalled international"...

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Labor minister, Japanese envoy discuss cooperationJuly 6, 2019

Amman, July 4 (Petra) - Minister of Labor, Nidal Batayneh, met here Thursday with the Japanese Ambassador to Jordan, Hidenao Yanagi, to discuss ways to enhance bilateral relations in areas of common concern.

During the meeting, Batayneh said the Jordanian-Japanese relations witnessed a 'tangible' development in recent years, which its 'positive' effects were reflected on the various economic, political and service sectors, adding the level of cooperation between the two countries calls for continued"...

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Jordan, Cyprus ‘moving forward’ with economic, tourism partnershipsJuly 6, 2019

AMMAN — Jordan and Cyprus on Thursday stressed that they are moving forward in developing their partnership and enhancing cooperation at the economic, investment and tourism levels.

During a meeting between Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and his, Cypriot counterpart, Nikos Christodoulides, in Amman, both countries agreed to boost coordination on efforts to reach solutions to regional crises, according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

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Electricity generation project inaugurated at Ghabawi landfillJuly 2, 2019

The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Monday launched a bio-gas electricity-generating project at the Ghabawi landfill in celebration of the 20th anniversary of His Majesty King Abdullah’s Accession to the Throne.

Amman Mayor Yousef Shawarbeh, during the opening ceremony, said that the megaproject will alleviate the GAM's financial burdens by cutting the municipality's electricity bill by JD5 million a year.

The"...

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Tourist accommodation facilities e-classification system goes onlineJune 29, 2019

An electronic classification system of tourist accommodation facilities has gone live in a bid to give tourists, visitors and travel agents to learn beforehand the classification and level of service at any tourist facility they intend to stay at.

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Majd Shweikeh said the e-classification system is the fruit of a partnership between the ministry and the Jordan Tourism Development Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation"...

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Tour guides plan sit-in outside ministry to press demandsJune 26, 2019

AMMAN — The Jordan Tourism Guides Association (JTGA) will hold a sit-in Wednesday at 12:30pm in front of the Ministry of Tourism to list its “decade-old” demands.

The association has been trying to “cooperate” with the Tourism Ministry to draft a “clear” by-law that regulates and organises the work of tour guides, “but the association is always left out of legislation and we feel marginalised as if"...

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