TOURISM

No more visa fees: Israeli tourists can now enter Jordan for freeJuly 18, 2018

Jordan on Sunday waived visa fees for Israeli tourists arriving in the kingdom via the Yitzhak Rabin Terminal near Aqaba, according to Israeli press reports.

The decision applies to Israeli tourists who spend less than two nights in Jordan, according to a report published Israel's Ynet news outlet.

Jordan alongside Egypt is the only other Arab country that has a peace treaty and significant"...

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‘Tourism is Jordan’s non-depletable oil’July 11, 2018

For the first time, the government’s policy statement before the Parliament gave an adequate focus on the tourism sector and its importance for the economy, Tourism Minister Lina Annab said on Monday.

“No previous statement ever included a complete paragraph on the importance of tourism and its major contribution to the GDP,” Annab noted during a panel discussion titled “Tourism industry in a stormy region” and organised"...

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Annab meets hotel association over boosting sectorJuly 9, 2018

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Lina Annab on Saturday met with the Jordan Hotel Association's president and its members to discuss means of boosting the tourism sector, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

In the presence of officials from the ministry and the Jordan Tourism Board, Annab called for a comprehensive study on the hotel sector in Jordan to improve its services, meet the tourists' needs and encourage businessmen to invest"...

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Amman’s amazing citadel: A cluster of culture in the Jordanian capital July 8, 2018

“Listen!” Mahdi Hanini, our guide, has both hands outstretched as the faint cry of “God is Great” quickly increases in proximity and volume, enveloping Amman — the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

“Amman is the only city in Jordan where you will hear the voice of just one muezzin,” he says.

We listen, spellbound."...

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Arab Federation for Tourism Development to develop tourism in JordanJuly 8, 2018

Head of the Arab Federation for Tourism Development Ahmad Adas said that the federation has a plan to develop tourism in Jordan in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Jordan Tourism Board to implement successful policies in collaboration with Arab countries.

He added in a statement to Petra that the federation is affiliated with the Arab League and that its main objective is to activate bilateral tourism and remove obstacles facing this sector in addition to opening new markets for"...

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Seif Saleh Alshunnar Becomes Youngest Emirati to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro July 4, 2018

Seif Saleh Alshunnar recently beat his brother Ali’s current record as youngest Emirati to climb Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, at only 14 years of age. Standing at 5,895 metres above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world.

Seif’s older two brothers had respectively held the title in turn, with Moawiyah Saleh Alshunnar at age 15 and a half and Ali Saleh Alshunnar at age 15 and 1 month

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W Amman to launch ‘What She Said’ global speaker seriesJuly 3, 2018

W Hotels’ team will bring the ‘What She Said’ global speaking series to W Amman on July 10, 2018 as part of the four-part series taking place across multiple W Hotels in the Middle East & Africa region.

Each talk will see women inspiring women from the worlds of fashion, music, design, fitness and more. Previously, the series was held in Dubai in March 2018.

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‘Petra’s tourism continues recovery, expecting promising season’July 3, 2018

The number of visitors to Petra in the first half of 2018 increased by 45 per cent compared with the same period of last year, an official said.

Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority Chief Commissioner Falah Al Omoush said that 322,579 foreign and 65,492 Arab and Jordanian visitors visited the ancient city of Petra in the first six months of this year.

The site"...

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Record Growth for Thailand Elite Residence Program July 3, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Thailand’s bespoke residence-by-investment offering, the Thailand Elite Residence Program, is celebrating a year of record-breaking growth, as applicant numbers for the highly sought-after program continue to swell. After Henley & Partners was appointed exclusive global concessionaire for the program in April last year, registration numbers grew from an average of 300 per year to over 900 for the April–December 2017 period. This upward trend has continued in 2018, with 161 new residents on-boarded in March alone. According to Dominic Volek, Managing Partner of Henley & Partners Singapore and Head of Southeast Asia, “interest in the program among Chinese nationals is picking up significantly, while citizens of the UK, Germany, Australia, the US, and Japan make up the bulk of the existing client base”. Volek explains that Henley & Partners......

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Oman’s First Retailtainment Destination – ‘Al Araimi Walk’ To Open Doors in September 2020July 3, 2018

Renowned for their quality lifestyle projects in the Sultanate - Al Raid Group has recently launched the nation’s first outlet mall and largest retailtainment destination – ‘Al Araimi Walk’ in Barka. The iconic 240,000 sqm development project will set a new benchmark as the nation’s first ever retailtainment destination; and will feature 164 retail outlets, 42 food and beverage outlets, 7 entertainment hubs, a hypermarket, and IMAX cinema.

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