Tag: Tourism

resorts

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens in Chiang Mai

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens in Chiang Mai as Thailand expansion strategy gains momentum.  Hospitality group strengthens its presence in one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic destinations with the opening of Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, its sixth property in…

Tourism

Tourism Turnaround

The unrest in our region has frightened away many tourists over recent years. But Minister of Tourism Lina Annab now says there are tentative signs that visitor numbers are finally on the rise again. By Dina al-Wakeel Minister of Tourism…

Lessons in Development

Thailand is an economic powerhouse that’s eager to share its development know-how with Jordan. Renowned for its sandy beaches, ornate temples, and hospitable people, Thailand is a destination that many seasoned travelers return to again and again. But on a…

Jordan Steps Up Airport Upgrades and Flights to Key Destinations  

An enhancement of Jordan’s airport infrastructure, coupled with an increase in the number of passenger routes to the Kingdom, could provide a welcome tourism boost.  The completion of a second phase of work at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) last…

investment

The Value of Good Service

Countries over the world fully grasp the important role good services can play in the development of strong and competitive economies. So why doesn’t Jordan? In the current division of economic development stages for nations, only those with outstanding service…

adventure

Land of Adventure

Recently, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) sponsored AdventureNEXT Near East, a conference dedicated to adventure tourism in the Middle East, with special focus on Jordan. Industry figures from around the world gathered at the Dead Sea to discuss the…

January to April Visitors Increase Up to 12.5 Percent

In a further sign of a turnaround in Jordan’s tourism sector, the number of visitors to the Kingdom rose 12.5 percent during the first four months of the year. The overall number of tourists reached 1.639 million between January and…

Ritz-Carlton

Ritz-Carlton Hotel to Open in Amman in 2020

Al Eqbal Real Estate Development and Marriott International have signed a deal to open a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Amman in 2020. The hotel will be built on the city’s Fifth Circle, adjacent from three other five-star hotels, and feature 230…

SEG

Swiss Hospitality Excellence by SEG

Staying true the excellence of the Swiss hospitality tradition, the Swiss Education Group (SEG) is a world-class hospitality education network focusing on the practical aspects of hotel management. The Group’s five schools are situated in seven stunning campuses in both…

British-Airways

British Airways new representative in Jordan

Why has British Airways chosen Al Shamel as its representative in Jordan? We constantly review our services and when assessing our partners in Amman, Alshamel provided us with a strong value and network proposition as one of the leading agencies…