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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place in Jordan, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates on Jordan.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea in Jordan unveils newly refurbished Zara Spa

The Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea in Jordan has completed the renovation of its Zara Spa. The revamped wellness facility has a new Turkish bath area with eight different hammam experiences for women and men, plus a new couples' treatment rooms, belly stone room, individual treatment rooms, a nail studio, retreat lounge and a tranquil meditation area.

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Ryanair to launch new flights to Amman and Aqaba in Jordan in 2018

Ryanair has announced the launch of its first flights to Jordan, offering a total number of 14 routes to the cities of Aqaba and Amman. The first flight to Amman will depart from Paphos in Cyprus this March, and the airline's operations to this city will increase to ten from October. Flights to Aqaba will launch in October with four routes from Europe, and they will operate for the winter season.

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The Independent reports top activities to enjoy in Jordan

As one of the most charming destinations in the Middle East, Jordan is filled with amazing sites to discover that make for thrilling adventures. Travel blogger Emma Thomson from UK newspaper The Independent recently reported her experience in Jordan and recommended some of the top activities that visitors can sign up for whilst enjoying holidays in this enchanting and enigmatic destination.

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New connecting flights make diving into Aqaba easier than ever

The Jordanian resort town of Aqaba beside the Red Sea is now more accessible to travellers than ever as airline Royal Jordanian have added prompt same-day connecting flights from the country’s capital Amman down to Aqaba that includes free carriage of scuba diving gear.

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Jordan Tourism Board records increase in overnight Indian travellers

The Jordan Tourism Board has revealed that the number of daily Indian travellers visiting Jordan declined in 2016. Figures show that daily numbers from India were down by 4.5 per cent, which indicated that travellers were staying overnight rather than just visiting the sites and attractions for the day. Overnight visitors increased by 18.4 per cent.

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Hiking through history in Jordan

The Jordan Trail winds through some of the most historically significant land in the Middle East, as well as some of the most beautiful. The 650-kilometre trail opened earlier this year, and tourism officials hope that the trail will be an economic boon to the 52 villages situated along the trail.

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Jordan desert dome camps approach travellers to “The Martian” experience

Comprising sandstone and granite rock formations, the Wadi Rum desert in Jordan is the closest place to Mars (at least in appearance) on Earth. After designing the set for 2015 Oscar-winning film “The Martian”, Freedomes created smaller versions of this domed habitat and now travellers can visit for an experience that is out of this world.

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Shaumari Wildlife Reserve - an outstanding protected area in Jordan worthy of praise

A rare natural gem not many know about, the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve is one of Jordan's most surprising eco-attractions; a protected home and breeding ground to some of the rarest animal species to be found in the Middle East. Comprising desert wadis as well as rocky hamada areas, not only are the landscapes here worthy of admiration, but the biodiversity supported means a visit to this reserve is a must for nature and wildlife lovers.

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Rotana Amman opens in Abdali downtown area of Jordan

Rotana Amman has opened its doors in Jordan, bringing 803 guest rooms, suites and hotel apartments spread over 50 floors to the Kingdom. The luxury hotel was officially opened by Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki, and the building measure 188 metres high, making it the tallest building in Jordan. Facilities include six restaurants, the Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club, and an outdoor swimming pool.

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New animal safety regulations enforced at ancient Petra site in Jordan

New regulations have been enforced with the help of the Four Paws charity at the tourist site in Petra in Jordan to protect the horses and donkeys that are used to transport holidaymakers. The site is home to more than 1,300 horses and donkeys, and new stables and shaded rest areas have been created at the entrance of the site along with a renovated clinic to treat injured animals.

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Ryanair to launch new flights to Amman and Aqaba in Jordan in 2018

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As one of the most charming destinations in the Middle East, Jordan is filled with amazing sites to discover that make for thrilling adventures. Travel blogger Emma Thomson from UK newspaper The Independent recently reported her experience in Jordan and recommended some of the top activities that visitors can sign up for whilst enjoying holidays in this enchanting and enigmatic destination.