If Jordan waives visa fees, will tourists come?

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Jordan will waive its 40 dinar ($57) visa fee for incoming tourists to make visits to Jordan “more convenient and affordable for people of all nationalities,” according to a government press release. The action aims to boost tourism to kingdom attractions such as Petra, Pella, and the protected area of Wadi Rum. It’s just one of several new initiatives to reinvigorate Jordan’s […]

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Istanbul’s Natural Oases: The Atatürk Arboretum and Belgrade Forest

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A natural retreat from the traffic and crowds of Istanbul, the 296-hectare Atatürk Arboretum, above, receives few visitors. But it contains more than 2,000 foreign and native plant species, including some species that can’t be found anywhere else in Turkey. Situated within the city’s Belgrade Forest, the arboretum is a research site for Turkish and foreign scientists, […]

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HooHa Cyclists’ House Geared Towards Housing Visiting Cyclists in Northern Israel

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HooHa Cyclists’ House in northern Israel gives traveling cyclists a bike-oriented place to stay. Eco tourism has been spreading all over the Middle East, with more and more professionals in the hospitality industry becoming aware of the demand for more sustainable travel.  Generally eco touristic options involve sustainable facilities, seeing wildlife, or staying at accommodations […]

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New Eco-Park Opens In Jordan

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After six years of hard work, Friends of the Earth Middle East have opened an eco-park in Jordan dedicated to preserving biodiversity Last week, the Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark in Jordan was opened after six years of planning which saw the development of several thousand dunams of land in the Jordan Valley.  As well as […]

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Daridere Resort and Camping Area a New Turkish Eco Tourist Spot

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Enjoy Turkey a little bit more naturally at Daridere Resort and Camping Area near the northwestern town of Altinoluk. Turkey, like many areas of the Middle East, is endowed with beautiful natural landscapes. Landscapes that you may not enjoy viewing the gas-guzzling, wasteful hotel, standard way. Instead, you may enjoy taking in these landscapes in […]

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