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    2,676 tourists visit Southern Mazar shrines in AugustSeptember 2, 2015

    The number of visitors to the shrines and tombs of Prophet Mohammad’s companions in the Southern Mazar District, 140 kilometers south of Amman, reached some 2,676 people of different nationalities in August, an official said on Tuesday.

    The Supervisor of the Shrines,Osama Al Tarawneh, stressed that the Shrines of the Prophet's Companions, in addition to the prevailing security and stability, helped the Kingdom attract local and international"...

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    QAIA passenger traffic grows a significant 29.6% in July 2015August 30, 2015

    In light of the peak summer holiday season and increased flight activity, Airport International Group (AIG) - the Jordanian company responsible for the rehabilitation, expansion and operation of Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA)- has announced major improvements in year-on-year passenger traffic (PAX) and aircraft movements (ACM) statistics during July compared to the same month in 2014. Furthermore, QAIA’s year-to-date (YTD) cargo"...

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    Made in Jordan festival promotes local products, talentsAugust 30, 2015


    With the double aim of offering activities for Jordanians to enjoy the summer and encouraging them to buy local products, the Made in Jordan festival opened Friday in the capital.


    Held at Expo Land on the airport road, the festival, which runs until September 5, features products by Jordanian companies and handicraft artists and books by local authors"...

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    Women’s participation in tourism below expectations — rights societyAugust 29, 2015

    Despite efforts to increase the number of Jordanian women in the tourism sector, their participation in this “dynamic” domain is still below expectations, according to a women’s rights advocacy society. The Ministry of Tourism’s figures until March 31 of this year indicate that the number of workers in the field in Jordan stood at 48,257, of whom 17.6 per cent are non-Jordanians. Women constituted around 10 per cent of the labour force in the sector, a figure that disappoints Sisterhood Is Global (SIGI)-Jordan, which cited the “failure” of the 2011-2015 National...

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    JTB targets UK, Germany and France in its tourism promotion planAugust 27, 2015

    The Jordan Tourism Board’s (JTB) executive plan to promote the Kingdom’s tourist attractions over the upcoming four years will mainly target the British, German and French markets, an official said Wednesday. The “unprecedented” contingency marketing strategy, which is being carried out in cooperation with several local partners, seeks to address concerns over regional safety, boost online and offline communication with prospective markets, and design packages based on their preferences, JTB Managing Director Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said. At a meeting with journalists,...

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    Beyond The Beach Stores Go On Summer 2015 Final ReductionAugust 26, 2015

    Al Boom Marine, a leading distributor and retailer of technology, water sports equipment and apparel in the GCC have announced that their retail stores within Dubai and participating emirates are going on Final Reduction sales as of August 22nd, 2015 to September 5th, 2015. As part of their Dubai Summer Sales campaign they have increased their sales stock across all participating stores to cope with demand. Sales stock will be marked from twenty five percent and selected up to seventy five percent on selected items.

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    Coca-Cola contributes to supporting domestic tourism in JordanAugust 23, 2015

    The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Jordan ( CCBCJ) and in cooperation and collaboration with Darwazeh Motors (the exclusive agent of Vespa motors in Jordan) and The Italian Cultural Association (Dante Alighieri), sponsored a Treasure Hunt.

    This initiative aimed to support and promote tourism inside Amman and its suburbs in a new and different way through the participation of representatives of the local community and the media in a contest to solve clues that are scattered throughout touristic places including: The Citadel, the Roman Theater, the Royal Automobile Museum, and Jabal Al Webdeh....

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    Al-Sharq Investment Projects earns less income from Holiday Inn AmmanAugust 19, 2015

    Holiday Inn Amman generated lower profit during the first half of this year.

    Al-Sharq Investment Projects, the Jordanian public shareholding company which owns the 5-star hotel, indicated in a disclosure to the Jordan Securities Commission that Holiday Inn Amman 's operational earnings dropped by 31.2 per cent.


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    Ministry upbeat with 20% rise in tourist numbers recorded in JulyAugust 19, 2015


    The “positive” tourism indicators in July bode well for the sector’s performance next year, Tourism Minister Nayef Al Fayez said Monday.


    A total of 422,254 tourists visited Jordan in July, registering a 20 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, including some 337,000 overnight visitors, 30 per cent higher than"...

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    Landmark Amman Hotel Supports USAID Tourism Development ProjectAugust 17, 2015

    Landmark Amman Hotel and Conference Center, the only Jordanian owned and operated five star hotel, recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the USAID Tourism Development Project focused on developing skills for eco-lodge employees.

    In line with Landmark's commitment to developing the tourism sector in Jordan and especially eco-tourism, and with the goal of fulfilling the growing demand for professional training in the tourism sector, the agreement is aimed at developing the skills of employees at the Royal"...

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