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    Jordan emerges as new tourist destination for SaudisJuly 26, 2015

    Going by the trend in the last two months, the number of Saudi tourists is expected to exceed 1 million in the three summer months, says Jordanian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jamal Al-Shamayleh. Al-Shamayleh says the overall number of tourists in Jordan is between 3 and 4 million, with Saudi visitors accounting for 40 percent of them. This is because, Saudis see Jordan as an extension of Saudi Arabia in terms of values and customs. He added that in Jordan tourist places are in tune with Saudi traditions which are similar to that in Jordan, especially family tourism. Saudi tourists make sure they...

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    Jordan battling to rejuvenate tourism sectorJuly 22, 2015

    Natural wonders it has in abundance, but natural resources are lacking.

    And now one of Jordan's main money earners -- tourism -- is being killed off by regional conflicts.


    A haven of peace surrounded by war, Jordan is turning to contingency measures to try to revive its tourism industry which is suffering because of the raging violence in its neighbours Iraq and"...

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    Jordan battling to rescue its key earner — tourismJuly 21, 2015

    Natural wonders it has in abundance, but natural resources are lacking. And now one of Jordan’s main money-earners — tourism — is being killed off by regional conflicts.


    A haven of peace surrounded by war, Jordan is turning to contingency measures to try to revive its tourism industry which is suffering because of the raging violence in its neighbors"...

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    All set for 30th Jerash festival — organisersJuly 21, 2015

    All is set for this year’s Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts, which opens on Thursday, Mohammad Abu Summaqa, the festival’s executive director, said Monday.


    Organisers expect a huge turnout with the festival, in its 30th iteration, featuring a wide array of performances by Jordanian, Arab and foreign artists and troupes.

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    Landmark Reichshof Hamburg Opens as First Curio – A Collection by Hilton in Europe Following Extensive RestorationJuly 18, 2015

    Hilton Worldwide today opened the iconic Reichshof Hamburg hotel, adding another exceptional hotel to its growing global brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. The grand, central Hamburg hotel, operated by Event Hotelgruppe, is the brand’s first hotel in Europe and combines Hanseatic Art-Déco elegance with contemporary design and offers travelers local discoveries and authentic travel experiences"......

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    Jordan’s hotels are fully booked for Eid, but not everyone is seeing business boomJuly 16, 2015

    With the month of Ramadan approaching its final days, many hotels are putting aside any hopes they might have had for a busy Eid holiday.


    Head of the Hotel Owners Association Pierre Ashkar said hotels depend on bookings after Ramadan to compensate for a slump in occupancy during the holy month, but added that a rebound was not expected this year.


    “We had full solid room bookings in most hotels"......

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    Hilton Hotels & Resorts Expands Caribbean Portfolio with Opening of Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & CasinoJuly 16, 2015

    Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), announced today the opening of the 355-room Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, a 15-acre beachfront oasis in Palm Beach, Aruba. With a privileged location on picturesque white sand beaches, this upscale resort in Aruba welcomes travelers to one of the Caribbean’s most desired destinations.

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    Hilton Deepens its Commitment to Today’s Wellness Traveler with eforea spa RefreshJuly 15, 2015

    Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has evolved its legendary offerings to meet the needs of mindful guests by reimagining its spa concept, eforea spa. With 22 eforea spa locations across the globe and 42 in the pipeline, eforea spa has developed three new treatment enhancements"......

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    Wireless Seismic, Inc. and FairfieldNodal Settle LawsuitJuly 15, 2015

    Wireless Seismic, Inc. and FairfieldNodal are pleased to announce that on July 2, 2015 a mutual settlement was reached, and at the request of the parties, the Federal District Court in Houston dismissed all of FairfieldNodal’s claims against Wireless Seismic. This dismissal resolves all patent infringement claims asserted by FairfieldNodal against Wireless Seismic. This means that Wireless Seismic is free to sell and support RT System 2, and its customers are free to use RT System 2. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

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    Martin Mendez to be Appointed as NEORIS Chief Executive OfficerJuly 15, 2015

    NEORIS, a global business and IT consulting company, today announced the appointment of Martin Méndez as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). His appointment takes place as Claudio Muruzabal steps down as the company’s CEO after more than a decade in the position, where he led the way to make NEORIS the global leader it is today.


    Martin Méndez,"......

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