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Jordan collected $3.5 billion in tourism revenue in 2012

AMMAN, Jordan — The tourism sector generated $3.5 billion (around JD2.5 billion) in 2012, a 15.3 per cent increase from $3 billion in 2011, according to a statement issued by the Central Bank of Jor

The Israel-Hamas conflict and tourism

For most media commentators, tourism would be considered an irrelevance as reporters discuss the human misery inflicted on southern Israel and Gaza and the military and political ramifications of the

Seychelles increases tourism visibility in Jordan

In an effort to increase the visibility of Seychelles in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as well as to other Levant countries, the Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East conducted a two-day educatio

Belgian visitors killed in Jordan coach accident

Four Belgian tourists have been killed in a coach accident in central Jordan, Belgium's foreign ministry says.

International conference on conserving and developing Petra opens in Amman today

PETRA, Jordan (eTN) - On the occasion of the 200-year anniversary of the rediscovery of Petra, a two-day conference on “Conserving and Presenting Petra to the World” was launched today under the p

IIPT to feature Jordan Minister of Tourism and Antiquities at WTM

STOWE, Vermont - The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is proud to announce that HE Nayef Al-Fayez, Jordan Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, will be a featured speaker at thi

Feynan Eco-Lodge: a healing place

Jordan was not necessarily on my list to travel to this year.

Insightful guidebook to Jordan now available

Bradt Travel Guides has published its first guidebook to Jordan.

Saudi Arabia sends relief aid to displaced Syrians

WASHINGTON, DC - The Minister of the Interior and General Supervisor of the Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, ordered the first relief convoy of assista

Annual Citadel Nights graces Amman evenings

Under the patronage of Jordan Prime Minister Dr.

Jordan Tourism Board organizes international conference with UNWTO and MoTA

The International Conference on Seizing Tourism Market Opportunities in Times of Rapid Change took place on June 5-7, 2012, under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein, at the K

Jordan Conference: What are the conditions for promoting foreign direct...

Moderator: Masataka Fujita: conditions, success (sustainable development), uncertainty. Panelists:

Jordan plans to utilize the summer tourism season

AMMAN, Jordan — Authorities are ready with a plan to best utilize the upcoming tourism season this summer.

Cirque du Soleil performs in Jordan for first time

The international entertainment group, Cirque du Soleil, will perform for the first time ever in Jordan with its vibrant signature production, Saltimbanco, from June 26-30, 2012 at Prince Hamza Arena

Italian President and First Lady visit Jordan

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and the First Lady Clio have completed their state visit to Jordan.

Arab Regional Conference on Medical Tourism opens in Amman

AMMAN, Jordan - Deputizing for Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez opened on Wednesday the Arab Regional Conference on Medical Tourism which is organized b

Jordan Tourism Board stand at ITB ranks in top 5

The Jordan Tourism Board’s (JTB) stand displayed its new design, first revealed at World Travel Market (WTM) in London in November 2011, with a 3D entrance depicting the Siq and the path to the Trea

Jordan promotes tourism at the local and Arab levels

AMMAN,Jordan - Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez highlighted the importance of the ministry's plans in promoting Jordan as a secure and stable region.

Jordan’s PM: National Tourism Council members “abused public office”

Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh on Tuesday referred violations by members of the National Tourism Council (NTC) in connection to the “casino file” to the justice minister to be referred to the attorn

Jordan Baptism site tourism revenues down by 30 percent

AMMAN, Jordan - Tourism revenues from the Baptism site in 2011 declined by 30 percent compared to last year standing at JD1.1 million, according to Director General of the Baptism Commission Dia' Mada

Travel bloggers hosted by Jordan Tourism Board

December 15 and 16, 2011 marked the success of the innovative marketing collaboration between the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) and 8 top travel bloggers.

Jordan Tourism Board sponsors innovative marketing campaign

The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is excited to announce a unique marketing collaboration with travel bloggers.

20 Mövenpick properties receive Green Globe certification

DUBAI - Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has now received Green Globe certification for 20 Middle Eastern properties, meaning that the international hotel group has become the leading hospitality company i

Tony Blair: Governments have 3 years to deliver progress or face...

Dead Sea, Jordan – Translating the political changes of the Arab Spring into improvements in people’s lives is the greatest challenge facing governments in the region today.
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