Posts Tagged ‘ jordan ’

Some travel tips for 2021 – part three

Dec 29th, 2020 | By

Just about Travel completes its survey of tips for travel and holidays in 2021.

Hot tips for 2019

Dec 26th, 2018 | By

We start our survey of what the industry “experts” suggest by looking at ABTA, the main trade body for the British travel industry, and what it thinks will be the top twelve destinations to watch over the coming year.

Saturday snippets: 10th November 2018

Nov 10th, 2018 | By
In remembrance poppies at the Tower of London

Charlie Brown, Bruneland carry on baggage sizea are some of Adrian’s comments this week.

What’s hot: October 2018

Oct 1st, 2018 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot (and what’s not) in the travel world right now

Saturday snippets: 14th April 2018

Apr 14th, 2018 | By

With so many destinations recording increased British visitor numbers, tenerife is trying to attract even more of us with its medical tourism promotion!

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.

If I lose my laptop…

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By

Seating a child in front of an electronic game or DVD has brought about a golden silence in planes compared to thirty years ago. The value of two hours of Peppa Pig and Peter Rabbit is not to be underestimated.

Saturday snippets; 18th March 2017

Mar 18th, 2017 | By
steam train on the NYMR

A new low- cost airline – Level – launches, there are re-openings of museums and its nearly cherry blossom season.

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.

Encouraging new tourism

Sep 7th, 2016 | By
Joradn Trail - first part

The country came up with the Jordan Trail, a 650 kilometre wander through the country linking 52 villages and towns and showcasing dramatic and diverse landscapes, biodiversity, history, and local culture.

Saturday snippets: 9th of July 2016

Jul 9th, 2016 | By

What do elephants, Beatrix Potter, Durham Cathedral and Elizabethan theatre in France have in common? They are all in Adrian’s column this week

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.

Saturday snippets: 12th December 2015

Dec 12th, 2015 | By
cartoon of beach and Merry Christmas

Where are we going for Christmas? Which destinations are have attracted us and will continue to do so in 2016?

Saturday snippets: 10th October 2015

Oct 10th, 2015 | By

Curries and chocolate may dominate next week but Adrian also looks at airline seat design and coach visits to Rome.

Visiting North Africa

Oct 8th, 2015 | By
Cart driver in Tunisia waving

Travelzoo says that three out of four British holidaymakers are actively avoiding Islamic countries following recent acts of terrorism.

Wild Jordan

Mar 19th, 2014 | By

Wild Jordan, a division of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) in Jordan, this year celebrates 20 years of pioneering eco-tourism and socio-economic projects across the country.

What’s hot: January 2014

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month culture vultures are flocking to Florida while for film fanatics, the Sundance Festival in Utah is where it’s at. But there’s trouble in Thailand…

Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls

Aug 10th, 2013 | By

The finding of what we know as the Dead Sea Scrolls in the late 1940’s and early fifties was one of the most important finds of the twentieth century. A new musuem just outside the Jordanian capital, Amman, houses the scrolls.

I love London, so why did I leave: part two

Mar 24th, 2013 | By

Kaye loves London, so why did she leave? Read the second part of her story, here

A Queen’s life

Aug 28th, 2012 | By

Jordan’s stunning archaeological site, Petra, is this month celebrating the 200th anniversary of its rediscovery. But ‘Perfect Petra’ isnt Jordan’s only jewel. Here Kaye Holland takes a look at Jordan’s remarkable royal women, who have caused waves in both the Arab and wider world…

Egyptian cabinet announces unprecedented visa changes

Jun 4th, 2012 | By

The Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal Ganzouri, Ministers of Tourism, International Corporation, Foreign Affairs and Interior have announced for the first time ever, changes to obtaining tourist visas on arrival to all Egyptian Ports for a variety of tourist nationalities

Travelling is risky business

Oct 23rd, 2011 | By

So Colonel Gaddafi has gone but, despite the death of the desperate despot, the future isn’t especially rosy for Libya. Gaddafi might have gone to his grave but the nation faces a tough battle to win back holidaymakers – like much of the Middle East

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, the Dead Sea and Attracting Visitors

Aug 17th, 2011 | By

Jordan is one of the few countries that has produced a five year tourism plan this year. Many countries haven’t really updated their older versions. They have also started a major competition lasting 100 days to draw our attention to the Dead Sea.
As CD-Traveller have written before, Jordan is often seen as a heritage destination but increasingly they are promoting other features of the country, the mountains for example.

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.

The spa is the star

Oct 20th, 2009 | By

Once upon a time spas were the preserve of pampered Paris’s and J Lo’s but now everyone is at it. In the twenty first century self improvement is no longer about reading Shakespeare, it’s all about releasing toxins and realigning chakras – so much so that a National Spa Week (we’re in the midst of it) has been created ‘to highlight the many health benefits which consumers can enjoy through a visit to a spa including; detoxifying treatments, improved circulation, anti-stress benefits improved skin condition and general well being.’