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Two-month residency policy to boost medical tourism revenues, resolve complications — specialists-May 23, 2019

AMMAN — The decision to grant medical tourists who possess “certain unrestricted nationalities” a two-month residency instead of one was met with applause in the tourism sector.

Mohammed Samih, president of the Jordan Society of Tourism and Travel Agents said that tourism agencies “have been calling for such a decision for quite a while”.


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Gov't raises JTB's budget in 2019May 23, 2019

Amman, May.21 (Petra) -- The government raised the budget allocated to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) in 2019 to JD17 million after it had allocated JD9 million in this year's budget.

The government granted the JTB, as the tourism's marketing arm, a support that aligns with the Kingdom's economic conditions, and that this support contributed to the increase of tourism sector performance indicators for 2018, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Tuesday.

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Inspection campaigns aim to organise domestic labour market May 23, 2019

AMMAN — The purpose of intensifying labour inspection campaigns is to regulate the job market and make it more attractive to the youth, thus more competitive for businesses, Labour Minister Nidal Bataineh said on Tuesday.

From Monday night, through dawn on Tuesday, inspection teams apprehended 168 violating guest workers of various nationalities, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


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Fly Emirates to deploy A380 aircraft to Amman flights June-OctoberMay 23, 2019

AMMAN — Fly Emirates will operate its A380 aircraft to and from Amman between June 1 and October 26, in response to increased demand for travel during the summer period, the airline announced on its website.

This adjustment will see the airline operating one of its three daily flights on the route EK 903/904 with its flagship A380. This will be the first time that Fly Emirates operates a scheduled A380 service to Amman, following the one-off A380"...

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Food shops closure down by 30% during first two weeks of Ramadan'May 23, 2019

AmMAN — The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) on Wednesday said that food shop and facility closures during the first half of the holy month of Ramadan have declined by nearly 30 per cent, compared with the same Ramadan period last year.

The JFDA has attributed this decline to the shop owners’ commitment to health standards and self-monitoring programmes accredited by the JFDA, the Jordan News Agency Petra, reported.


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ASCA, Delta University sign cooperation agreement May 23, 2019

Amman, May 22 (Petra) - The International Arab Society Certified Accountants (ASCA) and the Delta University of Science and Technology in Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at raising the quality of educational and research performance through cooperation in the field of training.

Under the MoU, which was signed by Talal Abu Ghazaleh, chairman of the ASCA, and the university's president Dr. Yahia Mashhad, the two sides will cooperate in the exchange of experts, faculty members, and specialists"...

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ASE starts trading on higher noteMay 23, 2019

Amman, May 22 (Petra)-- The Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) opened trading on Wednesday with a rise to 1,817 points compared to 1,816 points of last session closure, according to market sources.

The market index fluctuated between 1,817 points and 1,818 points in the first 15 minutes of today's session with a trading volume of JD 300,000.


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Gov’t nearly doubles tourism board allocations in light of sector’s rising revenueMay 23, 2019

AMMAN — The government has increased the Jordan Tourism Board's (JTB) allocations in 2019 from JD9 million to JD17 million, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said on Tuesday.

A ministry statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said the decision to increase the JTB’s budget was made taking into consideration the board’s role as the tourism marketing arm of Jordan.


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New apparel factory in Karak to train 1,000 Jordanians for recruitment purposesMay 23, 2019

AMMAN — The Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) on Tuesday signed a cooperation agreement with Classic Fashion Apparel Industry Ltd. Co. aiming at training and recruiting 1,000 jobseekers in Karak.

Under the agreement, 1,000 jobseekers, males and females, in Karak, 140km southwest of Amman, will receive training for recruitment purposes during the following three years.


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Diligent Launches Modern Governance to Address Dangerous Governance Deficits and Announces New Modern Governance SummitMay 23, 2019

(AETOS Wire)-- Today, Diligent Corporation launched a new category, called modern governance, designed to provide leaders with the missing key to bring governance into the digital age, along with new technology and a summit to support this well-designed system. Modern governance is the practice of empowering leaders with technology, insights, and processes to fuel good governance that organizations require to thrive and endure.


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