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Jordan eyes global sports to tap into tourist market

AMMAN — Jordan will continue to host world and regional sports events in a bid to bolster its global image and tap into the lucrative tourist market, according to the country's top sports official.

North & South American tourism buyers wrap 2 days of meetings...

AMMAN - American buyers of tourism products ended 2 days of meetings, seminars, and workshops, which brought them together with Jordanian suppliers representing 60 hotels, receptive operators, and oth

Jordan hedges bets on the Americas

Jordan is looking to alleviate fears of travelers from the America's by touting the Hashemite kingdom as a secure oasis within this troubled Middle Eastern region.

Jordan Tourism Board launches 2 Chinese websites

AMMAN - The Jordan Tourism Board is targeting tourists from China and Hong Kong with 2 websites in Mandarin and traditional Chinese.

Jordan Tourism Board now has an office in Dubai

The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) has announced it has strengthened its commitment and presence in the Middle East with the appointment of a permanent Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) representation office

The tourism implications of the Gaza imbroglio

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has been dominating the headlines since Israel's strike at Hamas at the very end of 2008.

Tourists to Jordan’s ancient city Petra increased by 300,000 in 2008

AMMAN - The number of tourists who visited Jordan's ancient city of Petra in 2008 stood at 800,000 compared with 500,000 in 2007, the Petra Archaeological Park said on Sunday.

Jordan River to host thousands of pilgrims

Thousands of Christian pilgrims are expected to congregate at the “baptism site” at the Jordan River to mark Epiphany and pilgrimage day.

Jordan lures eco-tourists with waterfalls, canyons

DANA, Jordan—A trek uphill from Jordan's scorching Dead Sea shore through the towering sandstone walls of the Mujib gorge leaves you with a pulse-racing way to get back down—strap into a harness a

From peace through tourism, Jordan expands religious tourism

Jordan, the Biblical Land of Refuge in the Middle East, is the only location in the Holy Land that links the lives of Abraham, Jacob, Lot, Moses, Elijah, Ruth, John, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, to name a

Jordan does a first, in UN’s view

Jordan has become the first country to pledge an additional unit to United Nations police in Liberia, answering UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon’s call for extra forces to support their Liberian cou

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presents its experience in architectural preservation in...

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), participated in the "Responsibilities and Opportunities in Architectural Preservation: Theory, Educ

Israeli tourists asked to hand over Jewish paraphernalia

Dozens of Israelis who have passed through the Arava border crossing during the last few days were given a choice, either turn over all items that carry Jewish symbols or be denied entry into Jordan.

Six wounded in attack on bus in Jordan

AMMAN — Five tourists and a Jordanian were wounded overnight when a gunman opened fire on their bus in the Jordanian capital Amman.

American Tourism Society Chair Participates in Petra IV Conference of Nobel...

Alex Harris, CTC, Honorary Chairman, American Tourism Society (ATS), and Chairman, General Tours, was among the distinguished guests invited to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to attend the Petra IV C

Eastern Med tourism from Australia bring good news

The media including the travel industry media tends to have an almost obsessive focus on negative stories from the Eastern Med including the conflict between Israel and the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip and the internal problem in Lebanon. While these problems are very real there remains a lot of positive news.

Eastern Mediterranean: A top pick for Australians

The media including the travel industry media, tends to have an almost obsessive focus on negative stories from the Eastern Med including the conflict between Israel and the Hamas dominated Gaza Strip and the internal problem in Lebanon. While these problems are very real there remains a lot of positive news.

Terror charge for Jordanian after German tourist stabbed

AMMAN — A military prosecutor has charged a Jordanian man with terrorism after he allegedly stabbed a German tourist in central Amman more than a week ago, judiciary sources said on Sunday.

BMI emphasizes its commitment to the Jordanian market

Mr. Nigel Turner, the CEO of bmi, the second largest airline operating out of London Heathrow, traveled to Amman last week to meet with company directors and government organizations, recognized within their fields as established leading figure heads operating within the travel trade and aviation market.

US tourist dies after falling from hilly area at Jordan’s Petra

Amman - A US tourist died Saturday when he fell from a rocky area at Jordan's ancient city of Petra, about 200 kilometres south of Amman, according to an official medical spokesman. The 76-year-old tourist, Robert Sett, suffered a scull fracture and bleeding, and died at the state-run Queen Rania Hospital shortly after first aid was performed on him, the spokesman said.

American tourism in Jordan slowly back on track

Blond American tourists were common visitors to bustling downtown Amman, wearing the traditional Middle Eastern kaffiyeh, as they combed the market looking for souvenirs.

At least 21 killed, 33 wounded in Jordan tourist bus crash

AMMAN, Jordan — At least 21 people were killed Saturday when a tour bus collided with a water tanker on a highway in northern Jordan, the official Petra news agency reported. At least 33 others were wounded, including three people in critical condition, Petra said quoting police spokesman Mohammed al-Khatib.
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