TOURISM

Youth-led eco-tourism camp boosts Tafileh's economy January 18, 2018

An eco-tourism camp set up in Tafileh with the support of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has helped create job opportunities and increase local communities' income by at least 10 per cent since its establishment.

Part of the Promoting Local Economic Development project (PLEDJ), implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Interior, the Ein Lahtha tourism camp was set up in 2016 in Tafileh, 180km southwest of Amman.

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Sabah Rotana Receives Preliminary Approval by the DTCM for Construction of a 5-Star Touristic Hotel/Hotel ApartmentsJanuary 14, 2018

Sabah Rotana has been granted approval to begin its construction of a hotel establishment under category rating of 5-star and Tourism property by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Sabah Rotana, a premium property, is a collaboration between accomplished property developers, RSG Properties and Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. The establishment will bring together the two leading names of their fields and promises"...

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A New Legend on the Lake: Hilton Arrives in Lake Como January 13, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Set amidst the rolling hills and crystalline waters of one of the world’s most idyllic destinations, Hilton Lake Como opens its doors today, marking Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) first property in the region. As the largest hotel in Lake Como, the newly opened property will deliver Hilton’s signature hospitality to the renowned leisure destination with its upscale accommodations and awe-inspiring lake views. Ideally located in the residential heart of the city, between central Como and the Swiss border, the hotel places guests steps away from a haven of romantic villas and luscious gardens including the promenade along Lake Como and the neoclassical Villa Olmo. As one of the most culturally rich and historically significant regions in the world, guests will be able to explore the city’s many world-famous works of art, churches, museums, theatres, parks and palaces. If seeking an active holiday, the hotel provides easy access to a number golf courses, tennis courts and water activities including boat trips and sailing lessons. For those......

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AccorHotels takes over prominent Jordan property January 11, 2018

Hospitality chain AccorHotels has completed the interim rebranding of a landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman.

The property, which features 298-rooms and 67 serviced apartments, will be undergoing a refurbishment while operating as Le Grand Amman before making its final transition to the Sofitel brand, said a report in Saudi Gazette.

Located in close proximity to the"...

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Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group to Launch Breakthrough Media BrandJanuary 10, 2018

In a world-first, Dubai Airports and ITP Media Group have joined to launch Time Out DXB, a new media brand with the opportunity to engage with the 90 million passengers that pass through the world’s leading international airport every year.

From February 2018, passengers passing through all terminals at Dubai International will have real-time access to"...

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Cabinet approves appointments of PDTRA commissioners January 9, 2018

The Cabinet on Monday approved the appointment of commissioners at Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA), the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. The board’s chief will be Falah Omoush.

The decision also includes appointing Suleiman Farajat as deputy chief commissioner and commissioner of tourism affairs, Abdulmonem Abu Hilaleh as commissioner of infrastructure, Khaleel Abu Hamour as commissioner of financial affairs, and"...

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Le Grand Amman managed by AccorHotels opens its doors in Jordan January 9, 2018

AccorHotels, the world’s leading travel & lifestyle group, today announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – Managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.

Le Grand Amman is situated in close proximity to the upcoming Abdali Downtown Project, a ground-breaking development that is set to become Amman’s premiere leisure,"...

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Ajman Holding appoints China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East as the official contractor of MIRKAAZJanuary 9, 2018

  • More than 10 million visitors are expected in year one for MIRKAAZ
  • Valued at AED 500 million the construction of the mall will start in January 2018 and be completed in last quarter of 2019

Ajman Holding signed an agreement with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) Middle East L.L.C to develop and construct Mirkaaz, the recently launched shopping destination in Ajman, which is expected to have more than 10 million visitors in year one. In the presence of HH Sheikh Abdulaziz"...

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The International Longest Famous Event King Abdulaziz Camel Festival 2018 Kicks Off with Prizes for Camel Beauty Reaching Over 30 Million DollarsJanuary 7, 2018

The King Abdulaziz Camels Festival 2018 Kicks off from January 1 – February 1 in the southern desert terrains of Al-Dahna, 120km from Riyadh. Under the patronage of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and General supervisor of the camel club.

The world’s first and leading camel festival"...

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‘Tourism sector expected to continue recovering in 2018’ January 4, 2018

The tourism sector is expected to continue recovering during 2018, according to stakeholders, who urged the concerned bodies for more efforts to better promote the Kingdom and open new markets.

Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Director Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said that 2017 witnessed a 'considerable' increase in the number of tourists according to the Central Bank of Jordan's figures.

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