Posts Tagged ‘ Petra ’

Saturday snippets: 10th February 2018

Feb 10th, 2018 | By

The anniversary of HMS Belfast being launched, snow sculpting in Finland, free travel for local heroes on the Talyllyn Railway and development plans at George Best Belfast City Airport are some of the snippets Adrian has gathered together this week.



What’s hot in 2017 – according to the travel industry part 2

Dec 30th, 2016 | By
new Orleans

Advice and tips from tour operators on where to holiday in 2017 is compiled from those received before Christmas. Canada, New Orleans, Russia, South Africa and Chile feature across the lists.



Is Disney World one of the wonders of the world?

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
image of castle at Disney World

Almost every year along comes a survey that shows Britons are less than knowledgeable about major tourist attractions. Another has come along courtesy of holiday comparison website, icelolly.com. Only 6% of people were able to identify all seven modern wonders, with large proportions of Brits missing Christ the Redeemer in Rio, Brazil (60%) and Petra in Jordan. (67%.) When asked about how many wonders they think they had correctly identified, 15% of Brits thought they had spotted 10 out of the 21 wonders and only
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Saturday snippets: 11th of June 2016

Jun 11th, 2016 | By

Gin, street parties and the never ending saga of Jon Platt – the main who took his children on holiday in term time – occupy Adrian’s thoughts this week.



Just Jordan

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

Thanks to a new code share with oneworld partner Royal Jordanian, BA passengers can now fly directly to Jordan and September -when temperatures are balmly, not blistering – is the best time to go. CD Traveller tells you how to get the most out of the Hashemite Kingdom, regardless of whether you have one week or infinitely longer…



Jordan and Hard Pressed Brits

Jan 7th, 2011 | By

Remember last year? It was the year we were cutting back and staying at home to holiday. Destinations which didn’t offer value for money or were considered cheap to visit were supposed to be hit by a downturn in numbers. We knew that there had been increased interest in long-haul holidays but wasn’t this because it was cheap when you got there? But there are places not known for being inexpensive which have done rather well. Take Jordan for example. Last year up until the end of November over 67,000 of travelled there, largely to see the heritage sites. We were the second largest number of European visitors after France.



Where the Experts Holiday: Nabeel Shariff, marketing manager UK & Ireland for Sri Lanka Tourism

Dec 13th, 2010 | By

Sri Lanka Tourism’s marketing manager, Nabeel Shariff, on China, Chile and why Sri Lanka – the island formerly known as Ceylon – is everyone’s cup of tea



Jordan Attracts

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Think of Jordan – the country – and the first thing that probably comes to mind is Petra, its greatest tourist attraction. Carved into a rockface more than 2,000 years ago, the city is one of the wonders and must-see places of the world.
But is it only Petra that has caused such an upsurge in tourism in the last 6 months? What is attracting so many people to go there? Many countries have seen only a limited increase in visitors but Jordan has announced that visits by Britons are up over 30% over last year. Admittedly 2009, was a tough year for everyone as we tightened belts during the recession but it was also the year that proved we felt holidays were an important aspect to life. Other things would be cut back first. Nonetheless there were countries we have chosen not go to such as the US and most Caribbean countries yet other long haul countries do well. Jordan is one of those.