Tag: Tourism

Air Arabia Jordan: Ready for Liftoff

By buying a major stake in Petra Airlines, low-cost giant Air Arabia has created a new carrier which will use Amman as a hub to further its ambitious expansion plans. By Laith Abou-Ragheb Jordan’s aviation and tourism sectors were given…

Growing to Compete

Amman’s Kempinski is undertaking a major expansion to take on growing competition in the capital. By Elisa Oddone A string of new five star hotels are due to open in Amman in the near future, sharply raising the competitive stakes…

The Kingdom’s Shop

This article appeared in the May, 2014 edition of Venture.   From and handicrafts, to armored cars and military figurines, Urdon Shop aims to champion a huge range of Jordanian-made products. By Jane Hosking It was three years in the making,…

Dana Reserve: A Serene Getaway

Escape the chaos of the city with a trip to the beautiful and tranquil Dana Biosphere Reserve. By Jane Hosking The sand and crimson colored rock features of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, shaped by water and wind over thousands of…

SEG: Teaching Swiss Hospitality

For over 30 years, the Swiss Education Group has trained thousands of students from around the world in the art of hospitality. The hard work of hundreds of students studying at the elite Swiss Education Group (SEG) culminates every October…

Mövenpick on the Move

These are tough times for our region’s hotels, but Mövenpick is still gaining ground. By Dina al Wakeel Tourism in our part of the world is far from being in rude health. Instability has scared many foreign tourists away, leaving…

Building Jordan: Dar Al-Omran

This feature is part of a series highlighting the most prominent engineering and design consultancy firms with headquarters in Jordan or that have a significant presence in the Kingdom.   Dar Al-Omran Founded: 1979 CEO: Anas Sinno Employees: Approximately 500 Offices:…

Standard Chartered Upbeat on Economy

Standard Chartered dispatched some of its top regional analysts to Amman last month to brief its clients on the bank’s macro-economic outlook for Jordan and the wider region. Their overall assessment was fairly sunny, despite the obvious challenges that continue…

Religious Tourism: a Sector’s Salvation?

Pope Francis’ recent trip to Jordan showcased to the world the important role that the Kingdom has played in the rich history of the Holy Land. The benefits of attracting more of the world’s faithful to visit Jordan’s many religious…

Transit Hotel for QAIA

The prospect of a lengthy airport layover is enough to fill even the most seasoned business traveler with a sense of dread.  But the experience should soon become a little more pleasant for the growing number of air passengers passing…