TOURISM

Mobile Children’s Museum will visit Irbid, Jerash for upcoming tour September 22, 2018

The Mobile Children's Museum will start its second tour soon, heading to the governorates of Irbid and Jerash, between September 18 and December 11, according to a statement released by the organisation.

The museum will visit seven different locations in the two governorates to offer children an experience similar to the one offered at the Children's Museum in Amman the statement said, adding that the museum embarks on two main tours to"...

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‘Tourism income reaches $3.6 billion by end of AugustSeptember 18, 2018

Tourism revenues have increased by 15.4 per cent at the end of August 2018, reaching $3.6 billion (some JD2.6 billion), compared to around $3.1 billion registered in the same period last year, according to preliminary data released by the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) on Monday.

CBJ said in a statement, carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the increase was mainly driven by a 10.5 per cent rise in the total number of tourists to the Kingdom,"...

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Touristic restaurants’ earnings down by 35 per cent this summerSeptember 11, 2018

Touristic restaurants' sales went down by 35 per cent during this summer, according to a recent report which attributed the drop to hotels' offers and packages.

The report, conducted by the Jordan Restaurant Association (JRA), claimed that fewer people go to restaurants during summer, when the majority of them prefer hotels to benefit from the discounts they have on food during this time.

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Amman Opera Festival Opens With 'La Boheme'September 10, 2018

The historical site of downtown Amman's Roman Amphitheatre on Thursday evening resonated with the stirring melodies of Giacomo Puccini’s most popular opera 'La Boheme', as part of Amman Opera Festival's second annual show.

Directed by Macedonian Deyan Proshev, the opera included a jaw dropping performance by Jordanian soprano Zeina Barhoum and Bassem Al Khoury, alongside singers from Georgia and Italy.

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Could this be the new winter-sun destination for Britons? Now you can get to Jordan for £100 as the cheap flight revolution hits ArabiaSeptember 9, 2018

With spectacular archaeological treasures such as Petra and natural phenomena including the Dead Sea and Wadi Rum, Jordan has been a popular cultural destination for years.

But like other Middle Eastern destinations, it saw visitor numbers plunge during the turmoil of the Arab Spring, the rise of Islamic State and the Syrian war.

Now,"...

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­BAO Festival is coming to Dubai this November and it’s going to be BIG!September 9, 2018

Block your calendar and keep the weekend of November 29th & 30th 2018 free as the BAO Festival is all set to descend over Meydan, Dubai. This exuberant event takes pride in hosting the top 2 artists of the DJ Mag top 100, MARTIN GARRIX and DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE. Also adding massive weight to the line-up are AFROJACK, DON DIABLO, NERVO, R3HAB, ALOK, SALVATORE GANACCI, BROOKS, DANTE KLEIN, MARCUS SANTORO and DJ LICIOUS, all set to lead you on a voyage of their own.

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Timbrell takes up leadership of Kempinski Hotel AmmanSeptember 6, 2018

Mark Timbrell has been appointed as general manager of Kempinski Hotel Amman, located in the bustling area of Shmeisani, in the Jordanian capital.

Timbrell joins Kempinski Hotel Amman from his most recent role as general manager with Oryx Rotana Doha and returns to Jordan after 11 years, during which he held positions as general manager for Rotana in Beirut, Abu Dhabi and Doha.

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Queen Alia International Airport welcomes over 900,000 passengers in July 2018September 4, 2018

According to statistics released by Airport International Group, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) welcomed 918,207 passengers (PAX) in July 2018 - as opposed to 868,614 in the same month last year - marking a significant increase of 5.7% and setting an unprecedented record for previous July results. During the same period, aircraft"...

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Corp Amman Hotel welcomes new GMSeptember 3, 2018

Corp Amman Hotel has appointed Ahmad Ebdah as the new general manager for the property. Ebdah brings more than 23 years of hospitality experience to his new role.

Prior to his present role, Ebdah held the position of general manager at the Braira Qurtubah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He started his career in the 1995 with Tybet Zaman Sofitel in Jordan and has since worked for a number of international brands in the Levant and GCC.

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New GM for Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, JordanAugust 30, 2018

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, Jordan has appointed Marc Guenther as its new general manager.

Joining the luxury hotel after his most recent assignment as general manager at The Regency Hotel Kuwait, the seasoned hotelier holds more than 25 years of experience acquired in various luxury hotels around the world.

Not new to Kempinski, Guenther has managed several Kempinski hotels in different countries, such as Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea, in Jordan, and Kempinski Hotel Indonesia Jakarta, in addition"...

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