Dakkak Newsletter Feb 2011


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Dakkak Newsletter Feb 2011

  1. 1. THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF DAKKAK TOURS INTERNATIONAL , A DIVISON OF DAKKAK GROUP -JORDAN The HEADLINES  Jordan Tourism Board celebrates another year of record achievements.  Dakkak Tours International DMC is joining the Global Tourism Market in the WTM 2010 – London  Tourism Revenue in Petra Surges 80%.  Medical Tourism in Jordan - Growing with the Times Dakkak Home Page About Dakkak About Jordan Contact Us BREAKING Jordan Tourism Board celebrates another year NEWS of record achievements Amman tops regional hotel The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is celebrating yet occupancy another landmark year marked by record tourist numbers and receipts. Recent figures released by the Ministry of Tourism and the Jordan CentralTourism Bulletin Bank have shown a continued upward trend and an increasing interest in the Kingdom as a major international tourism destination. Tourist arrival andHOTELS spending figures for the first 11 months of the year have surpassed the related totals for the entire ofIbis Amman forecasts 2009.strong growth in 2011Ibis Amman, the firstinternationally branded Overnight arrivals (January to November 2010) have totaled almost 4.3 millioneconomy hotel in Jordan, is people compared with almost 3.8 for the whole of 2009. The total for 2010 isconfident of a stellar 2011. expected to rise significantly by the end of the year holidays.Buoyed by higher than
  2. 2. projected occupancy figures More>>since it opened its doors inNovember 2009 the hotelpredicts a stronger and Amman tops regional hotel occupancyupbeat outlook for the year, inlight of Jordans growingtourism initiatives. Hotels in the Middle East/Africa region reported increases in all three key performance measurements in 2010, data compiled by STR Global showed. The regions occupancy ended the year with a 0.8 percent increase to 61.8 percent,Starwood Hotels and average daily rate rose 3.1 percent to $156.94, and revenue per available roomResorts and Al went up 4.0 percent to $97.04.Maabar announce Amman experienced the largest occupancy increase, rising 6.5 percent to 60.6plans to debut the percent, followed by Muscat with a 4.8 percent increase to 55.8 percent. Abufirst St. Regis Hotel in Dhabi reported the largest decreases in all three key performance metrics. TheJordan markets occupancy dropped 13.9 percent to 58.8 percent, ADR was down 31.2 percent to $198.11, and RevPAR decreased 40.7 percent to US$116.52Starwood Hotels & ResortsWorldwide, Inc. announcesplans to debut the first St Jordans tourism revenues climbed 17% in 2010Regis hotel in Jordan. Ownedby Al Maabar Abdoun Real According to figures by the Jordanian tourism ministry, revenues fromEstate Development tourism in the kingdom in 2010 rose 17% compared to 2009, JordanCompany, a wholly owned Times has reported. Revenues generated by the sector in 2010 climbedsubsidiary of Al Maabar to JD2.423bn from JD2.067bn in the year before. The number ofInternational Investments Abu overnight visitors totaled 4,557,022 in the period in question, up fromDhabi, The St. Regis Amman 3,788,897 in 2009, while the number of the same-day tourists increasedand The Residences at St. by 12% in 2010 to 3,690,113 compared with 3,295,656 the previous year,Regis Amman will become a the figures showed.landmark attraction in the More>>citys affluent Abdoun district. RJ transports 850 Russian confereesAirlinesRoyal Jordaniancould launch low-costcarrierRoyal Jordanian, thecountry’s flagship carrier, ismulling plans to launch abudget airline as UK no-frillscarrier easyJet prepares tolaunch flights to Amman inMarch.Any future low-cost unit wouldbe branded separately toRoyal Jordanian, its CEO On January 23, Royal Jordanian carried 850 Russians representing thesaid, adding that he was biggest pharmaceutical company in their country. The participants chose toconfident there was enough hold their annual conference at the Dead Sea between January 23 and 28.demand to support twocarriers. More>>“If we want to have a smallLCC [low-cost carrier]developed that is somethingwe would probably look into Tours International DMC Glimmers on Peak oflater in the future. But you Performancecannot combine them both…they have to be completelyseparate,” Hussein Dabbas, Dakkak Tours International receives the Outstanding Performancepresident and CEO of Royal Award for Tourism 2010 during the Annual Tourism Award CeremonyJordanian (RJ) told Arabian held by JHA on 18 December 2010 .Business.Cheap flights toAmmanIf you’re looking for a long orshort break to Amman, then
  3. 3. book a cheap flight witheasyJet. Amman is the capitalcity of Jordan and is situated Held by the Jordan Hotelsin the hilly area between thedesert and the valley. Today Association, under the patronage ofit is a modern Arab city his Excellency Minister of Tourismblending the old and new. and Antiquities; Mr Zaid Al Gsous ;Ancient civilisations areinterspersed with modern the Annual Tourism Award Ceremonyarchitecture – the perfect city to honor and acknowledge thefor a sight-seeing city break. brilliant tourism figures in Jordan for More>> their outstanding accomplishments in tourism sector during the year of 2010.Accordingly Dakkak ToursLinks International DMC glimmered gloriously on peak of performance earning Outstanding Performance Award for Tourism 2010 , this is for the exceptionalH.M. King Abdallah II establishments and the extended prolific and influential relations with hotelsThe official website of H.M. and travel affiliates Dakkak developed as a Jordanian tour operator during theKing Abdallah II of Jordan past year. Dakkak PressH.M. Queen RaniaThe official website of H.MQueen Rania of JordanMinistry of TourismJordan’s Ministry of Tourism Dakkak Tours International Boosts Innovativewebsite with information ontourist sites in the kingdom Inbound Tourism Offerings in FITURJordan Tourism Board Dakkak Tours International DMC participated in the in prestigiousThe official website of the international tourism trade fair FITUR, from January 19th to the 23rd of 2011Jordan Tourism Board in Madrid, Spain to introduce Jordans hospitality and boost inbound touristic flows to JordanRoyal Jordanian Airline Director of Sales and Marketing, Mr Wael Dakkak , was present on behalf of theJordan National Carrier top-notch Jordanian tour operator , Dakkak Tours International DMC , to be a Follow Us part of a wide range of exhibiting companies that include hotels, tour operators, travel agencies, tourism offices from different countries, as well as worldwide tourist experts. Mr Dakkak described the tourism trade as fruitful , and another opportunity to meet and convey potential partnership with international travel agencies and affiliate service providers into business cooperation. Dakkak Press Radisson BluTala Bay Resort, Aqaba achieves Green Key Certification The Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba has been awarded the internationally recognized Green Key certification. The luxury resort has been officially accredited for its environmentally friendly practices after a comprehensive assessment was undertaken by Green Key representatives in December . More>> Contact Us : 36 Al Sharif Naser Bin Jamil Street, Al Khair Building, Shmeisani, Amman P.O.Box: 910902 Amman 11191 Jordan Tel: +962-6-5601076 Fax:+962-6-5687972
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