Category: News

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Businesses Get the Message

The arrival of WhatsApp for businesses is the strongest signal yet that messages through messaging platforms could soon replace email as the main way to communicate in the world of work. Email has only been around for about three decades,…

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King Due at Iraq Reconstruction Conference

HM King Abdullah is due to attend an international conference in Kuwait this month focused on reconstructing parts of Iraq devastated by the war against Islamic State. Donor countries and organizations are expected to announce financial contributions at the two-day…

Refugees

Recognizing new ways to respond to refugees

At its second annual Innovate for Refugees competition in Amman in January, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) awarded a total of $100,000 to five teams of entrepreneurs that presented innovative solutions to problems encountered by displaced people.  “There are people…

Flydubai

Flydubai Launches Aqaba-Dubai Route in June

Flydubai will begin flying four times a week between Dubai and Aqaba from June 16. The low-cost carrier announced the new route alongside a new service connecting Dubai with the Greek city of Thessaloniki. “We are looking forward to the…

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Agri-Tech Firm Nestrom plans Growth with Seed Funding

Jordanian agri-tech startup Nestrom has secured undisclosed amounts of seed funding from 500 Startups, Wamda Capital, Propeller Inc, Agrimatco, and several other angel investors. The funding will be used for product development and penetrating new markets in the region, said…

Royal Jordanian (RJ)

Royal Jordanian Offers Staff Voluntary Redundancy

Royal Jordanian is offering its staff voluntary redundancy as part of the airline’s ongoing efficiency drive. The airline said in statement that it had struck a deal with the General Union for Air Transport allowing employees to “obtain a voluntary…

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Luxury Travelers from GCC Outbound Market Set to Increase in 2018

The GCC is home to a vast number of nationalities and hence their preferences, tastes, the idea of an experience and values are so diverse. However, when it comes to outbound travel from the region, there appears to be focus…

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Low Cost Giant Ryanair Launches European Routes to Jordan

Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier, Ryanair, will launch its first flights to Jordan with 14 routes in total to Amman and Aqaba airports in March. The new routes are expected to deliver almost 500,000 customers as Ryanair expands its operation in…

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Endeavor Holds Startup Finance Roundtable

Endeavor Jordan held the first in a series of roundtable discussions between banks and entrepreneurs last month in an attempt to find new ways of financing startups in Jordan’s historically risk-averse lending culture. Financial institutions in Jordan and the wider…

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PHA Blames Government Visa Rules for Plunging Medical Tourism Numbers

The number of foreign patients visiting Jordan for treatment slumped by 40 percent over 2016 and 2017 due to stricter visa rules imposed by the government, the head of the Private Hospitals Association told The Jordan Times. “In 2015, the…