General Travel News

Jordan Tourism Revenues Increase 32 Percent

Official figures released Sunday show that tourism revenues in Jordan increased 32.2 percent in January to JD158 million, up from JD119 million in January 2009.  Statistics issued by the Central Bank of Jordan show there was a 20 percent increase in the number of visitors to Jordan in January 2010, to 478,169, compared to 399,268 for the same period in 2009. 

The number of visitors increased at most of the Kingdom’s tourists sites, including the ancient city of Gadara in Umm Qais, which had the biggest increase with 9,544 visitors in January 2010, compared to 4,006 visitors to this northern site in January 2009.  The mosaic city of Madabe had the second biggest increase at 60.7 percent, with 16,406 visitors in January 2010, up from 10,211 tourists in January 2009.   Wadi Rum had the biggest decrease in visitor numbers – a 50 percent drop to 5,607 tourists in January 2010, down from 11,263 visitors in January 2009.
 

More General Travel News
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Musee des Beaux-Arts

Musee des Beaux-Arts

Nice, France

This museum has a huge collection of 19th and 20th century French art which includes artists such as Monet, Boudin and Sisley. It is located in the building which was the residence of a former Ukrainian princess. The sculptures gallery includes names such as Rude, Rodin and Carpeaux. 33 Av. Baumettes Timings: Tuesday to Sunday 11.00 - 18.00 Admission: € 4 adults € 2.50 student...

Baharestan Square

Baharestan Square

Tehran, Iran

Another busy thoroughfare with shops and tourist attractions. ...

Palais Lascaris

Palais Lascaris

Nice, France

This historical palace built in the 17th century is in the Baroque style. Here you can view some wonderfully ornate decoration pieces. The floor which is most elaborately decorated still holds the paneling and ornaments from the 18th century. Also built during the same century was a pharmacy which  still holds many of the original Delft items. 15 rue Droite Timings: Wednesday to ...

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

London, United Kingdom

Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest continually occupied castle in the world, dating back to the 1070s.  William I (a.k.a. the Conqueror) chose the location to help protect the city of London, roughly a day’s march to the east.  It was located adjacent to the Windsor Forest, a popular hunting ground.  Subsequent kings modified and expanded the palace.  Henry II rebuilt l...