Archive for the ‘Jordan’ Category
Archaeologists working in eastern Jordan have announced the discovery of 20,000-year-old hut structures, the earliest yet found in the Kingdom. The finding suggests that the area was once intensively occupied and that the origins of architecture in the region date back twenty millennia, before the emergence of agriculture.
For the first time in the Jordan Kingdom’s history, iSports, Jordan’s newest sports management company, will be organizing the annual Discover Jordan Rally Tour in association with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Royal Automobile Club of Jordan.The rally tour will take place from the 24th-26th May 2012, coinciding with Jordan’s Independence Day [...]
Jordan’s Petra Region, one of the World’s New Seven Wonders, receives National Planning Excellence award
The Strategic Plan for the Petra Region in Jordan, one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World,” will receive the 2012 American Planning Association’s Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Award. The strategic plan balances the need for the preservation of important archaeological resources with the need for increased tourism and economic growth.
AMMAN, Jordan – In an effort to promote Jordan, especially through social media, and specifically to promote the Dead Seaâ€™s nomination as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) is launching the 100 Days of Giveaways campaign. The official start date was August 3, exactly one hundred days before [...]
The Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts opened on Wednesday, July 20th with a performance by Jordan’s Rum Troupe and Jordanian singer Natalie Samaan.Â Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit inaugurated the event by lighting the festival flame, while Fayez Tarawneh, president of the festival’s higher committee, delivered an address at the opening ceremony, the Jordan News Agency, [...]
Wadi Rum has been inscribed by UNESCO as a new World Heritage Site, receiving distinctions under the cultural and natural categories. Wadi Rum satisfied 3 specific criteria (criteria 3, 5, & 7), criterion 5 being one that requires the site to be of “superlative natural phenomena and aesthetic importance,” which Wadi Rum clearly exemplifies.
By Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief | Jordanâ€™s travel and tourism industry is to be commended for doing what destinations normally shy away from in times of crisis â€” confronting the problem head-on. In particular, the Washington, DC, team of the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) did a great job in countering misconceptions about the safety of [...]
Christian media from North America Mix Voluntourism in Jordan with 3 Holy Sites and Modern Adventure
AQABA, Jordan and McLEAN, Va. (March, 2011) – A group of Christian media from North America, including Brandon Crouch, JCTV co-founder, and the producers of “Travel with Spirit,” are mixing ‘volun-tourism’ along with ancient holy sites and modern adventures in a Lenten-timed press tour of Jordan hosted by the Jordan Tourism Board. The group reached [...]
JAMMAN – Jordanâ€™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.Â The sectorâ€™s vigilance was prompted by international news reports covering the turmoil in Tunisia and Egypt, which seems to have created some fears among international travelers to [...]
(Office of Her Majesty, Press Department- Amman) – Her Majesty Queen Rania came in third, following President Obama and 10 Downing Street in the list report by the Digital Policy Council, according to which, 1 out of 5 heads of state are currently on Twitter and engaging in social networking on the internet.