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The Red Sea resort city of Aqaba will witness a revival of its tourism sector, with 91 Russian charter flights scheduled to land in the port city over the next four months and plans under way to make its airport more competitive.
Munir Asad, general manager of Aqaba Airports Company and director of King Hussein International Airport (KHIA), on Tuesday said that the Russian flights -- two of which have already landed -- will transport more than 200 passengers each from now until the middle of March 2016.
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Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has identified and taken action to eradicate unauthorized malware that targeted payment card information in some point-of-sale systems. Hilton immediately launched an investigation and has further strengthened its systems.
Hilton Worldwide worked closely with third-party forensics experts, law enforcement and payment card companies on this investigation,"...Continue Reading >
Google has announced the launch of 360-degree street view imagery of Petra and 30 other landmarks in Jordan for the first time.
Street View Special Collects is a feature of Google Maps that lets users explore places around the world like landmarks, natural wonders, as well as culturally and historically significant sites.
Anyone with an Internet connection can now explore Rose-city of Petra, The Dead Sea, the monuments of Jerash, Qasr Al Kharana, Mount Nebo and more.
Google used the Trekker which is a wearable Street View backpack with a camera system on top that is...
Starting today you can explore more than 30 historical sites throughout Jordan in Google Street View. To tell you more, read today’s guest blog post, by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan. -Ed. What a great day for Jordan and Jordanians! Thanks to Google Street View, we can now share the rich, proud and varied history of our country with anyone who has an Internet connection. With more than 30 historical sites available to explore virtually, people all over the world now have a window into our beautiful Kingdom in the"...Continue Reading >
Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez, on Monday, met a delegation representing major Brazilian tourism companies, as part of Jordan's endeavors to promote its tourist sector. At the meeting, the minister emphasized the importance of the tourism sector and its contribution to the Jordanian economy. He also spoke about the diversity of the Jordanian tourism product, besides the peace and security the Kingdom enjoys despite the political"...Continue Reading >
The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) has adopted supportive procedures to attract tourism through its contacts with international tourism and travel agencies and participation in global forums and exhibitions.
JTB Director General, Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat told Petra that the board provides encouraging incentives to the tourism agencies in Russia and Britain to attract charter flights to Aqaba, adding that positive results had been achieved.
In 2014, Americans left a total of 169 million paid vacation days on the table, according to a series of Skift studies. As 2015 comes to a close, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) continues to remind travelers that there is no time like the present to take time off, explore the unfamiliar and connect with family and friends. To round out its first year of @PLAY concerts, Hilton will welcome Neon Trees to Washington"...Continue Reading >
A large number of visitors from various nationalities continue to flock to Jordan's pavilion at the "World Travel Market" exhibition in London to learn about Jordan's tourist magnets and archeological sites, according to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Managing-Director, Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat.
In a press statement on Wednesday, Arabiyat said travel offices in London have reported that a large number of people has booked to visit Jordan.
A Royal Jordanian (RJ) flight en route from Amman to Madrid was diverted to Athens after a woman passenger on board suddenly fell ill, the national carrier said in a statement on Tuesday.
The RJ's flight captain sent out an emergency signal to land at the nearest airport as he learned that the 52-year-old woman had suffered respiratory problems, said the statement.
It said that the airliner touched down at Athens Airport, where"...
Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa - a subsidiary of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) - has recently conducted expansion and renovation works across most of its facilities, including the meeting halls, restaurants and swimming pools, among others. This step underscores Crowne Plaza’s ongoing efforts to provide guests with a unique, luxury experience that corresponds with its commitment to delivering premium hotel services.
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