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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.

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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Jordan Tourism Board Partners with Qantas for promotional activities in Australia

The Jordan Tourism Board has teamed up with Qantas Airways to launch a series of promotional activities in Australia. The promotion campaign will help strengthen tourism between the two countries, and will include a press trip for Australian media representatives to Jordan so they can discover and learn more about the beautiful Middle Eastern country.

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Jordan's Tourism Ministry launches 'Jordan Pass' to access ancient attractions

The Tourism Ministry in Jordan has launched the "Jordan Pass", a unified entry ticket that will allow all tourists to visit an array of archaeological sites and museums in the country for just one price. The pass will save time and effort for holidaymakers, while enriching their experience of the ancient nation.

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Jordan Tourist Board invites The Holiday Place to private screening of The Martian

One of Hollywood's latest blockbusters to make it to the big screen, The Martian, starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, features some spectacular footage of Jordan's vast and wild Wadi Rum desert, which in the film doubles as a Mars landscape. No question then as to why The Holiday Place was cordially invited to attend a private screening at London's 20th Century Fox Studios in Soho Square. Read on to see what fascinated us about a very special part of Jordan that took centre stage in the film's storyline.

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Jordan to unveil the world's longest Slip n' Slide at the Dead Sea

Come this October, Jordan will hold the Guinness World Record for the longest 'Slip n' Slide'. The event will take place at the Dead Sea and following this the slide will be relocated to some of Jordan's top tourist attractions in an effort to promote Jordan as a top family friendly destination. The US currently holds the record for the longest slide with a length of 1,975 feet.

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Jordan waives visa fees for all tourists

Visa fees have been waived for tourists visiting Jordan, after the Jordanian government approved several measures in a bid to improve the nation's tourism industry. The waived visa fee applies to all nationalities on a condition that travellers spend a minimum of two consecutive nights in the country.

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Rotana opens first hotel in Jordan

One of the leading management companies in the Middle East and Africa, Rotana, has announced the opening of its debut hotel in Jordan. The Boulevard Arjaan by Rotana is located in Abdali in the new downtown of Amman at a mixed-use development that features residential buildings, entertainment outlets and business properties.

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Five Movenpick hotels in Jordan receive Green Globe Certification once again

All five of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts' properties in Jordan have been certified by Green Globe this year for sustainable operation and management. The luxury hotel group ensures that it provides five-star hospitality while sustaining Jordan's unique tourist attractions, and lowering its environmental footprint.

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Jordan breaks Guinness World Record with huge floating human peace sign

Jordan has broken the Guinness World Record of the largest floating human image in the world, after teams from an array of luxury hotels in the country came together to lock hands and form a human peace sign. The event took place on Thursday 30th October, 2014 and was witnessed by a Guinness World Record representative.

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