Tag: tourists

The Rum Group: A Lesson in Resilience

Jordan’s tourism sector is going through a rough patch. But the Rum Group, which has a foothold in everything from hospitality to aviation, is better positioned than most to weather the downturn. By Rebecca Irvine Now is arguably not a…

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Tourism SOS

Despite the big international marketing drive that was recently undertaken by the Jordan Tourism Board, other players in the Kingdom’s tourism sector still say a much more concerted strategy is needed to help them escape their slump. By Rebecca Irvine It’s…

Royal Jordanian's Crown Lounge at Queen Alia International Airport

RJ’s QAIA Lounge Voted Best in Africa and Middle East

In a sign the Kingdom’s aviation sector is successfully wooing coveted frequent flyers, Royal Jordanian’s Crown lounge at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) was named the best in Africa and the Middle East at the Priority Pass Airport Lounge of…

Jordan Starts Offering Unified Tourist Site Ticket

In a move designed to boost visitor numbers to Jordan, the Ministry of Tourism has begun offering tourists the chance to buy a single ticket that gives them access to most of the Kingdom’s major archaeologist sites and museums. The…

Dubai Metro: Mass Transit Done Right

2012 2013 2014 Q1 2014 Q1 2015 Dubai Metro Passengers 109,491,741 137,759,258 164,307,080 40,655,978 44,371,860 Growth 28,267,517 26,547,822 3,715,882 Growth (%) 26% 19% 9% Source: RTA annual report Dubai’s metro system has radically reduced the city’s congestion problems and secured…

OBG: Regional Volatility Hits Tourism

A concerted drive is underway to reinvigorate Jordan’s important tourism sector that has been shaken hard by regional instability. Jordan’s all-important tourism sector is having a rough time of late. According to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), the number of…

Trashing Petra Tourism

The ludicrously high garbage collection fees charged to struggling Petra hotels is just another example of the government’s myopic approach to raising revenue. By Yusuf Mansur On its website, the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority describes itself as a…

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…