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    DoubleTree by Hilton Opens 10th London LocationAugust 28, 2014

    DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the opening of the latest addition to its growing London portfolio – the brand’s 10th hotel in the capital area. DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington is located in the heart of fashionable Islington, offering an ideal base for exploring London’s many attractions. The stylish property, which marks the brand’s"......

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    Emirates Neon Group Set To Launch New Business Plans at the Grand Hotel ShowAugust 26, 2014

    The fifteenth edition of the Hotel Show Dubai, the largest hotel supply event for the MENA region will see Emirates Neon Group, one of the pioneering visual communications companies as one of their main exhibitors this year. The company is proud to announce their biggest expansion plan, of launching three new services under their existing portfolio, namely Architectural Lighting, Façade Lighting and Hotel Art. Set in the convenient location of Dubai World Trade Centre, ENG will host their stall at hall 7, stand # 7C176,"...

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    Visitors from Gulf states up by 20%August 25, 2014


    The number of tourists from Gulf states visiting the Kingdom increased by 20 percent in the first five months of the year, according to Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nidal Qatamin.

    The minister said in a press statement on Thursday that by the end of May this year, the number of tourists from Gulf states had risen to 354,943, compared to 345,618 for the same period of 2013.

    "Visitors from Gulf states, mainly Saudi Arabia, represent 17 percent of the total tourists coming to Jordan," he said, adding that Gulf tourism is not affected too much by the instability in the region.

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    Enjoy Dubai this Summer with Special Family Rates at Ramada Jumeirah and Ramada DubaiAugust 25, 2014

    The Ramada Jumeirah and Ramada Dubai hotels mark this summer season with special family packages starting from just AED 450++. Rates are inclusive of breakfast, internet and up to 2 kids (under 12 years of age sharing the parents room) can stay and dine for free. A discount of up to 30% on the rate can be enjoyed for stays longer than 3 nights.


    Both hotels are centrally"...

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    ‘Number of overnight visitors rises by 3% in first seven months of 2014’ August 20, 2014

    The number of overnight visitors to the Kingdom increased by 3 per cent during the first seven months of 2014, standing at 2,305,870 tourists, compared with 2,237,493 in the same period last year, Tourism Minister Nidal Katamine said Tuesday.The number of overnight visitors to the Kingdom increased by 3 per cent during the first seven months of 2014, standing at 2,305,870 tourists, compared with 2,237,493 in the same period last year, Tourism Minister Nidal Katamine said Tuesday.

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    Conrad Hotels & Resorts Provides Meeting Planners with New Event Planning Tools within Conrad Concierge Mobile AppAugust 20, 2014

    Conrad Hotels & Resorts introduced today the addition of a new and intuitive Conrad Meetings function to the award-winning Conrad Concierge mobile app. With this addition, meeting and event planners are now able to research hotel capabilities across all 23 Conrad properties worldwide from their smartphone or tablet.


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    Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Unveils Ultimate Driving ExperiencesAugust 15, 2014

    Today Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts launched Waldorf Astoria Driving Experiences (www.waldorfastoria.com/drivingexperiences) at six of its landmark properties in the United States. The new driving program offers hotel guests the unique opportunity to get behind-the-wheel of three incredible supercars under the guidance of world-class professional racecar driver Didier Theys.


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    Jordan Tourism Board first to launch live chat feature in Middle EastAugust 14, 2014

    Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is pleased to announce the launch of its Virtual Visitor Center and online chat feature, two new user-friendly developments provide visitors with useful tools for self-guided trip planning while offering a direct line of communication with JTB staff. The introduction of these features — the first of their kind in the Middle East — represents a large step in the Board’s ongoing effort to streamline communication between JTB and potential travelers and allow the website’s visitors"...

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    NOC: International cross country talents invited to NorwayAugust 13, 2014

    Cross country skiing is the most popular sport in Norway and the sport has fostered some of Norway´s most renowned Olympic athletes over the years. Nowadays, Norway is the leading nation on the international cross country stage, and cross country in Norway has a deep pool of talents and resources to continue its development.


    - We are very proud of what our cross country"...

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    Jordan tourist board launches online chat facilityAugust 13, 2014

    Jordan has become the first tourism office in the Middle East to launch a live chat facility on its website, which is available five days a week.

    The service has been designed to make it easier for international visitors to plan trips to the country.

    Online chat is available at www.visitjordan.com in both Arabic and English from Sunday to Thursday from 08:00 to 17:00 local Amman time (GMT +3:00).

    The JTB said a two-week testing period yielded 'overwhelmingly positive' feedback from users around the world.

    The chat feature is"...

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