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Amman, Jordan Receives ‘Diversity & Inclusivity’ Award by Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel picks for 2021

Global travel authority Lonely Planet has unveiled a radical reimagining of its much-anticipated Best in Travel picks for 2021, reflecting an unprecedented year of disruption in the travel industry, and Amman, Jordan has been singled out as one of the destinations which are helping transform travel experiences. 

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Petra Ranked Top In The Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List

Jordan has been recognised for its amazing attractions and experiences in the latest Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List, released today, with four of the country’s sights making the list in total. The spectacular sandstone ancient city of Petra has been named as the number one bucket list experience in the world, with Jordan’s otherworldly rose-sand Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea and its natural healing powers, and the beautiful Dana Biosphere Reserve also making the list.

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Amy Sproston Sets a new Fastest Known Time on the Jordan Trail

Amy Sproston, a seasoned American ultramarathoner and resident of Amman, Jordan, succeeded in setting a new supported Fastest Known Time of 8 Days, 9 hours and 28 minutes by running the 650+ KM long Jordan Trail, breaking the 9 days, 10 hours and 17 minutes record held by British Ultra Runners Dan Lawson and Robbie Britton, while also setting the women’s supported fastest known time. Upon reaching the finish line, Amy said “the furthest of my ambitions as an ultramarathoner, is to market the picturesque aesthetic, terrain and landscape of Jordan through running.”

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COVID-19 Travel Update

The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has announced that international flights into Jordanian airports will resume on the 8th of September 2020. Countries and regions have been categorized depending on strict health measures into green, yellow and red areas with each category having its own specific requirements for travel and entry into Jordan. These measures and the procedure of approval for flying into the country can be found on www.gateway2jordan.gov.jo For any inquiries regarding entering Jordan please visit the website or contact info@visitjordan.gov.jo

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World Travel & Tourism Council Declares Jordan a Safe Destination

(Jordan - Sunday, July 5th The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced today that the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has awarded Jordan the “Safe Travels Stamp” thanks to Jordan’s health safety protocols that were deemed to be in line with the Council’s standards, which makes Jordan a safe destination for Travel & Tourism.The Ministry stated in a statement published today that WTTC approved the Ministry’s health safety measures, which were also documented and distributed to all tourism sectors and facilities. The Ministry also ensured the proper application of these measures, in addition to training the sectors’ employees on how to abide by them through inspection visits by the Ministry’s monitoring and inspection teams along with other concerned entities. The statement also stated that Gloria Guevara, CEO of WTTC, informed Her Excellency the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh of the Council’s decision to award Jordan the “Safe Travels Stamp” through a conference call that took place on Wednesday 1st July between the Minister and the President & CEO of WTTC, congratulating both her and Jordan for this achievement.

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COVID-19 update

Jordan Tourism Board and our industry partners will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in other countries closely and assess potential impacts in our region. We are committed to providing updates as new information becomes available. While the world today is clouded in uncertainty, we believe in the allure of travel. Whether you have an upcoming trip, you've postponed your plans, or you’re thinking about a future journey, it's still okay to dream.
Jordan will be ready when you are.

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Government Announcement

Based on the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers, made on Saturday the 14th of March 2020, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities will be temporarily closing all tourism sites, attractions and museums. This decision was made as a preventative measure to make sure that all sites are sterilized and cleaned in an effort to protect Jordanians and visiting tourists from the transmission of Covid-19 (coronavirus). Tourism sites will reopen in one week.

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The Launch of Jordan’s First Meeting Planner’s Guide

The Jordan Tourism Board is thrilled to announce the launch of the very first edition of the Jordan Meeting Planner’s Guide. The new publication is considered a comprehensive guide to planning meetings and conferences in Jordan; one of the top meeting destinations in the region. In 2018 Jordan ranked second in the Middle East for number of conferences and meetings held according to statistics issued by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The newly published meeting planner’s guide is full of all the vital information a meeting planner would require to create an ideal, customized program for their event.
An all-inclusive illustrated one-stop shop guide to Jordan which details all information on meeting facilities, accommodation, professional congress organizers and destination management companies, events, and unique venues– all shown with wonderful full-color photography and up-to-date capacities for convention venues, accommodation and more.

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PCMA Teams up With Jordan Convention Bureau for Education Initiative

PCMA and the Jordan Convention Bureau (JCB) have partnered to provide business events education to business events industry stakeholders in Amman, Jordan.
The new partnership was facilitated by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism (BEST) project, which seeks to enable Jordan’s transformation into a globally competitive tourism destination.
The first educational workshop resulting from the new partnership took place Jan. 18-19 at The Regency Grand Palace Hotel Amman, bringing together 25 industry professionals from the area for sessions designed to share effective strategies to increase competitiveness so they can help attract more regional and international business to Jordan.

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Coldplay chooses Jordan to release their first album in four years “Everyday Life” on November 22, in Amman

(Amman - November 01, 2019) – International rock band Coldplay has announced they are launching their anticipated album “Everyday Life”, on Friday, November 22, 2019 with two performances in Amman, Jordan – livestreamed on YouTube.
According to the band, Coldplay chose Jordan for its natural beauty and historical and cultural significance, while also reflecting the middle eastern flavors and motifs that permeate the album’s music and artwork. The band added “We’re really excited to launch our new album in Jordan. It has always felt like the perfect place for these two special shows.”

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