Friday, October 31, 2014

Dead Sea Jordan Breaks Guinness World Record with Largest Human Floating Image

Creating the Largest Human Floating Image at the Lowest Spot on Earth
We have been delighted to work with Mona Naffa and her team at Monaco Business Development in Amman Jordan. Here are the results of a dedicated group who brought to life an image on the beautiful Dead Sea Jordan and on the way, they broke a previous record made by surfers in the Pacific Ocean off Southern California . 

Oct 31, 2014 -- Dead Sea Jordan – Monaco Business Development announced today that Destination Dead Sea Jordan broke the world record of the largest floating human image in the world on Thursday October 30th 2014. The event was witnessed by a Guinness World Record Representative. 

In total, 261 employees, staff and management collaborated to create the human peace sign. For the first time, teams from the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Resort and Spa; Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea; Marriott Hotel Jordan Valley Resort and Spa; Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea; Kempenski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea; Winter Valley Warwick Resort and Spa; Dead Sea Spa Hotel; Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa, and the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center worked together to break the Guinness World Record.   The employees, a mix of Jordanians and Expats, wore matching colored shirts and locked hands to form a Human Peace Sign.  The winning signal was announced a 11:16AM Jordan time.

The Dead Sea Jordan, the lowest spot on earth, is recognized worldwide for the Bapstism Site of Jesus Christ,  award-winning wellness and medical spas, International hotel brands, a state-of-the art Convention Center, and the source of the Dead Sea cosmetic therapeutic muds and salts. 

The Guinness World Record was organized by Monaco Business Devlopement, a marketing company based in Jordan promoting products, services, and concepts to local and international markets and Ziyad Mazzawi Corporation, a production company based in Amman, Jordan.  The Guinness World Record-the Largest Floating Human Image was supported by the Jordan Tourism Board and US media partner TravelTalkMEDIA. 

Mona Naffa is a guest on TravelTalkRADIO to discuss the event. Link below:

USA:  Sandy Dhuyvetter
Jordan: Mona Naffa

Email: and
Phone: +962796600962
FB: Destination Dead Sea

CDC Emergency Partners Update: 2014 Ebola Response - October 31, 2014

The CDC partners with TravelTalkRADIO 
and BusinessTravelRADIO to bring our audiences
the latest 
in news and trends in healthy travel.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This document summarizes key messages about the outbreak and the response. It will be updated as new information becomes available and will be distributed regularly. Please share this document with others as appropriate.

We have published their latest findings here: Messages_10_30_14FINAL.pdf

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tune in to EarthCam as Jordan Attempts to Break a Guinness World Record

WHAT: Be a part of history when Jordan attempts to break the Guinness World Record for largest floating image Thursday, October 30, at the lowest point on Earth – the Dead Sea! Participants will start gathering at 8:00 am local time (1:00 am EDT), and the event will officially begin at 10:00 am local time (3:00 am EDT).  Tune in to EarthCam’s live Dead Sea Cam to watch in real time.
HOW: Watch the event live with EarthCam at

WHY: The floating image will be a peace sign, representing Jordan’s dedication to a peaceful future for the Middle East and beyond. Individuals around the world can see this powerful symbol with EarthCam’s live webcam, thanks to its partnership with Jordan Tourism Board.
HOW: Watch the event live with EarthCam at For more information, read the press release at

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The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, World Trade Center, Las Vegas Strip, Bourbon Street, Eiffel Tower, Andy Warhol’s gravesite, Hollywood Boulevard, Miami Beach, Atlantis the Palm Dubai, Petra in Jordan and Abbey Road Crossing in London.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

American Society of Travel Agents want to meet you in London at World Travel Market

The American Society of Travel Agents have been our inspiration when we say
'When you travel without a travel agent, you travel alone'.

Please if you are in our business and going to London for World Travel Market,
Nov 04-07, they want to meet you!

Please accept this personal invitation to stop by our stand and meet with the ASTA team.
We would like to learn more about your business, show you how an ASTA membership can
benefit your company and answer any  questions you may have.

You can also learn more about ASTA's upcoming events, such as, our 2015 Destination
Expo in Marrakech, Morocco Feb 26 - Mar 1 and 2015 ASTA Global Convention in
Washington, D.C. Aug 29 - Sep 1.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about these events.
Please contact Sarah Kresge at to set up an appointment
to meet with the ASTA team or just stop by our stand (NA210) and say hello.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind Regards,

ASTA Membership Team

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sailing the world on a Tall Ship

Join me on TravelTalkRADIO as we talk to Director of Sales and Marketing
Star Clippers Americas
Bill Dwyer.

Embark upon a voyage of discovery with Star Clippers … 
Each month Star Clippers introduces a select itinerary on Royal Clipper, Star Clipper or Star Flyer that will help you choose your unique sailing experience. A small ship brings you closer to the world, and Star Clippers takes you there with a yacht-like elegance …
If you want a taste of unique ports in the western Mediterranean, North Africa and Iberia, Star Flyer sails a 13-night Grand Voyage from Lisbon, Portugal, to Cannes, France.
While Lisbon, Europe’s second-oldest capital, is one of the region’s most vivid and beautiful cities, it’s Portugal’s charming port of call at Portimao that truly captivates. From its golden beaches to the 18th-century palace of the Viscounts of Bivar, it’s easy to get lost in the treasures of the Old Town.
The soulful spirit of Spain comes alive in four calls throughout the country. Malaga is home to the best-preserved Moorish citadel in Spain, while a call at Cartagena shows off its rich cultural heritage from the days of Roman, Muslim and Arabic rule.In the heart of the Costa del Sol, Marbella is known as the playground of the rich and famous with its superyachts and designer boutiques.

To better show you all that Spain has to offer, guests who book this itinerary will be given a complimentary full-day tour at Cadiz. The gateway to Seville, Cadiz is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites that form a monumental complex: the Seville Cathedral and Alcazar are imbued with Moorish influences, while the Archivo de Indias houses valuable documents from the archives of the colonies in the Americas.

At Tangier, Morocco, the city’s vibrant souks and exotic personality come to life, while a cable-car ride to the top of the rock at Gibraltar, U.K., ticks off a “must do” on every traveler’s bucket list. Visits to the stunning Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Mallorca allow time to soak up the sun and enjoy the spectacular scenery. And a final call at St. Tropez, the French Riviera’s most chic and liveliest port, leaves a lasting impression from a grand exploration. 

To visit these boutique destinations that are best explored on a small ship, join us when Star Flyer departs May 6, 2015, on this memorable adventure. Book by November 15, 2014, to take advantage of the complimentary tour and early booking rates.
For more information call toll free: 800 442 0551 

Dead Sea, Jordan Attempts to Break the Guinness World Record with the Largest Floating Image (A PEACE SIGN) at the Lowest Spot on Earth

Amman Jordan – Monaco Business Development announced today that the Dead Sea in Jordan will be the destination to attempting to break the Guinness World Record of the largest floating image on Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 10am.
Employees and management from the Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort and Spa, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea, Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea and Spa, ,Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea,  Hotel, Kempinski, Hotel Ishtar, WinterValley, Warwick Resort and Spa,  Dead Sea Spa Hotel, Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa, and the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center  will join forces and come together to attempt to break  the world record the largest floating image along the shorelines of the Dead Sea Jordan.   The employees who are a mix of both expats and Jordanians will be wearing the same colors of while floating to form the largest floating image. 
The Dead Sea Jordan is lowest point on the face of the earth, 412 meters below sea level. Known worldwide as one of the world’s most beautiful places with dramatic and breathtaking landscape and terrain. The Dead Sea Jordan is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west.  The area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).
An official Guinness world record representative will be present the morning of October 30th to witness and document the world record breaking event for Jordan. The public is invited to the Dead Sea shoreline to witness the largest floating image and the attempt to break the world record.
Modern Jordan was founded by King Abdullah I after World War I.  It was then ruled by his grandson the late King Hussein for 46 years until his death in 1999.  King Abdullah II assumed the throne in 1999 and the country has grown to a peaceful and stable nation.
Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists and photographers on assignment or with approved credentials.
FaceBook: World Record Event in Jordan
For more information contact:
Sandy Dhuyvetter Email: sandy@traveltalkmedia
Mona Naffa Email: Phone: +962796600962