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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.

World Economic Forum winds up meeting in Jordan with call for...

Dead Sea, Jordan – The World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World ended today with a call for action and radical change in the region’s mindset.

Regional unrest slows down Petra’s tourism

PETRA, Jordan // Business is slow at the Indiana Jones Snack Shop near the main entrance to the ancient site of Petra, once described by the BBC as "one of the 40 places you have to visit before you d

Jordan’s tourism thrives despite regional turmoil

AQABA, Jordan - Jordan’s success in maintaining its security and stability in a turbulent region has reflected positively on the tourism sector, the government said.

Jordanian tourism campaigns to lure more Gulf visitors

A promotional campaign urging visitors from the Gulf to visit Jordan appears to be paying off for the Hashemite Kingdom, whose hotels and attractions have been struggling with a drop in tourism from E

Jordan celebrates Dead Sea nomination as New 7 Wonders of Nature...

AMMAN, Jordan - In an effort to promote Jordan, especially through social media, and specifically to promote the Dead Sea’s nomination as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, the Jordan Tourism Board

Challenges to the recovery of tourism in Egypt in 2011

Tourism to the Middle East, or should we more accurately describe it as the Muddle East, has been under serious siege during 2011.

Jordan’s tourism revenues drop 12 percent

Although the tourism sector has exhibited steady growth in recent years, this year is witnessing a downturn in the industry’s growth that has so far diminished its contribution to the Kingdom’s gr

Jordan sees India as a big market to boost tourism

Jordan, which saw a decline in tourist arrivals from US and European countries due to the recent political unrest, is seeing India as a big market to boost tourism.

Jordanian minister to discuss port closure with Egyptian authorities

Jordanian Minister of Tourism, Haifa Abu Ghazaleh, will arrive in Egypt on Monday as head of a delegation sent by the Jordanian cabinet to meet Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and discuss the Min

Put your game face on and head to Wild Jordan

Jordan has unveiled a formidable ecotourism option to its growing list of diverse travel and tourism products.

Poland wants stronger tourism ties with Jordan

WARSAW - Poland seeks to strengthen ties with Jordan in the tourism sector and promote tourist destinations in both countries, according to a Polish official.

Jordan offers a daring discovery: It is safe

Jordan’s travel and tourism industry is to be commended for doing what destinations normally shy away from in times of crisis — confronting the problem head-on.

Royal Jordanian Airlines always has a contingency plan, CEO claims

The chief executive officer of Royal Jordanian Airlines, Hussein H. Dabbas, recently met with members of the media from Canada and the United States at the airline’s corporate office in Amman.

easyJet breaks ground by commencing service to Amman

AMMAN, Jordan (eTN) - UK’s low-cost carrier easyJet started a thrice-weekly service from London’s Gatwick Airport to the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman, beginning today.

Jordan Tourism Board launches Capture Jordan photo contest

The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) has launched a fun and exciting photo contest in English, Arabic German, Spanish, Italian, and French languages that will enable both amateur and professional photograph

Mideast countries untouched by mayhem lower tourist forecasts

Regional and international tourism professionals are bracing for fallout from the unrest shaking the Middle East, with cancellations affecting even countries so far spared from the upheavals, notably

Jordan’s domestic tourism unlikely to keep industry afloat

AMMAN - With some tourism officials pinning their hopes on domestic tourism to keep the industry afloat amidst regional unrest, sector representatives cast doubt whether citizens will be willing to pa

Jordan continues to be a safe tourist destination

AMMAN - Jordan’s tourism sector is keeping a close eye on regional political developments while assuring its international partners that the kingdom remains to be a very safe destination.
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