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Joining Forces to Promote Health and Wellbeing

As part of its mission to empower families in Jordan with credible information for their health and wellbeing, Al Marji’ Publications signed a partnership agreement with Arab Media Network (AMN) last month.

“This collaboration with both Family Flavours and Nakahat ‘Ailiyeh parenting magazines is in line with AMN’s aim to move towards a more socially responsible society,” says Tareq Abu Lughod, AMN Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer. He explains that because the majority of “Family Flavours and Nakahat ‘Ailiyeh’s readers are health conscious and strive for an environment-friendly lifestyle, they are important partners.”

Publisher and Managing Director of Al Marji’ Publications, Hind-Lara Mango adds, “AMN is an excellent strategic partner to promote the vast wealth of information and experience of our experts through  AMN’s platforms, such as Mazaj FM radio, Ultra water and Radio Dahab.”

Both partners will be busy producing and broadcasting daily programmes and podcasts, covering topics of interest to couples and caregivers of children and teens in Jordan and Palestine. Subjects will focus on healthy lifestyles, recycling, film reviews, corporate social responsibility and more.

Royal Jordanian airlines partners with Al Marji’ Publications

Continuing its long-standing partnership with Al Marji’ Publications, Royal Jordanian (RJ) is now deploying digital copies of Family Flavours, Nakahat ‘Ailiyeh and Aqaba Seasons through their Sky Connect app on board its flights. For over a decade, RJ has been offering its business class passengers hard copies of these publications, but in light of its COVID-19 regulations, the digital copies will be made available to all passengers. Family Flavours and Nakahat ‘Ailiyeh went digital 14 years ago with the launch of the print copies.

The Fall 2020 edition of Aqaba Seasons!

The quarterly guide to Aqaba, Aqaba Seasons, produced and designed by Al Marji’, gives local and international tourists a taste of the Red Sea and its neighbouring areas. In its latest edition, you can discover what’s new in the diving scene, explore Jordan’s wadis and read up on things to do in Aqaba during your next visit! You can visit Familyflavours.com for digital copies of Aqaba Seasons or you can pick up a free issue in Amman, Aqaba and the Dead Sea.

Photo of laura in Aqaba with the old booklet with this caption

Local tourist enjoying Aqaba Seasons whilst sunbathing in the waters of the Read Sea

The Sweet Flavours of Working Together!

After months apart and in quarantine, Family Flavours’ team of experts were brought together at a special birthday celebration, where the magazine’s 14th anniversary was also commemorated! We celebrated at the home of our Manager-in-Charge, Laura Haddad, with our food blogger, Banan Gharaibeh’s decadent croquant cake, decorated with the circles and colours of Family Flavours. Turn to page xx for Gharaibeh’s recipe, a combination of coffee, almonds, German buttercream and white chocolate ganache.

Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea Welcomes New GM

Victor Betro has been appointed as the new General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea. He was previously at Palm Island in Dubai. Betro’s career in hospitality spans 15 years, with experience ranging from food and beverage to sales management.

“It is great to have Victor’s first General Manager appointment at the same property where he started his career with Kempinski back in 2011,” notes Wafik Youssef, Vice President of Operations for the Middle East and Africa.

“I am delighted to be part of the accomplished team of this prestigious property in my home country,” says Betro. “Despite the recent global challenges, I am confident that, along with the expert team at the hotel, we will overcome these interim circumstances,” he adds.

A Jordanian and Spanish national, Betro speaks fluent English in addition to his Arabic and Spanish mother tongues. He also holds a diploma in Hotel Management Operations and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland.