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Royal Jordanian Airline collaborates with CityDiscovery to sell tours and transfers on dual-language website


Amman, March 26, 2012 – Royal Jordanian sealed a partnership with City-Discovery.com, an online travel company that specializes in the ecommerce sale of sightseeing tours, travel experiences and ground transportation worldwide.


The agreement involves offering RJ passengers more than 6,000 tours and activities in over 110+ countries on the airline's website, in addition to airport transfers to all major destinations worldwide through City-Discovery.com and its sister site, World-Airport-Transfer.com.


The agreement also addresses RJ frequent travelers, whereby Royal Plus (the RJ Frequent Flyer Program) members can earn miles for each Jordanian Dinar spent on tours and transfers.


RJ president/CEO Hussein Dabbas and City-Discovery.com's president and founder Emmanuel Issaurat signed the agreement in Amman.


Seamlessly coupled with CityDiscovery's extensive portfolio of travel experiences, passengers of Royal Jordanian can have access to carefully selected travel activities that meet a wide variety of traveler interests. They can choose among guided city tours in London, Louvre museum tours in Paris, skip the line passes in Rome, multi-day packages from Bangkok, hot air balloon tours in Dubai and more. Other options include shopping tours, city breaks, gastronomy experiences and family leisure attractions such as theme parks and zoos. The tours and transfers are accessible in Arabic at http://tours.rj.com/ar/ and in English at http://tours.rj.com/.


Besides Amman and Dubai, activities in top Middle Eastern travel destinations such as Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Istanbul, Jerusalem and Doha are available.


Royal Jordanian also proposes shared and private transfer services between major airports, hotels and city centers.


"We are pleased to partner with City Discovery.com. RJ now offers enhanced services beyond the airline's core business through the vast variety of programs and travel activities offered by City Discovery.com." Royal Jordanian President/CEO Hussein Dabbas said.


"Passengers will be saving time and money. By directly booking tours and transfers with their flights, they secure their reservations especially for in-demand attractions in advance and enjoy very convenient prices. In addition to that, partnering with City-Discovery.com will help the airline see positive impact on its sales." according to Dabbas.


"We are proud to be working with a leading airline provider in the Middle East." City-Discovery.com's president and founder Emmanuel Issaurat said, "Centrally located in Amman and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, Royal Jordanian Airlines is a convenient gateway to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It also represents a fast-growing region of outbound travelers. We're very excited to be offering them our travel possibilities presented in a familiar format thanks to Royal Jordanian's Arabic language setting, a first for online tours and activities providers.


Issaurat added that City-Discovery.com will enable passengers visiting the RJ website to discover new destinations without the hassle of ticket lines and added fees. "


About CityDiscovery:


CityDiscovery's Partner Program provides access to over 6,000 travel activities in 110+ countries and transfers in 600+ port and airports worldwide. As a leading provider of sightseeing tours and ground transportation worldwide, City Discovery sells directly to consumers and through a network of over 7,500 travel agencies and partners. The website is available in 17 languages and the company has offices in USA, France, Greece, Italy and the Philippines.

About Royal Jordanian:


Royal Jordanian was established in 1963 as the national air carrier of Jordan. Its vision is to be the Airline of choice connecting Jordan and the Levant with the world. The airline is located in the heart of the capital, Amman, and its flights are operated from Queen Alia International Airport. Its modern fleet of 32 aircraft covers 61 destinations on four continents. RJ is also a member in the oneworld airline alliance, along with big names in the air transport industry.

The Crown Class provides optimum luxury and superior amenities for a seamless flying experience. Royal Jordanian is also committed to provide comfortable seating and spacious legroom to passengers on Economy Class, along with distinguished facilities and a wide range of inflight entertainment services.


For further information, please visit : http://www.rj.com, http://www.city-discovery.com or http://tours.rj.com

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