Issue No. 10/August-September
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Dear Members,

As the new Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, I would like to thank you for your continuous support throughout the years in making this organization successful and thriving, and I am confident that our cooperation with you will be a vital instrument in elevating the Jordan Tourism Board to build on its past success and boost the tourism industry in Jordan.

Our role at JTB has grown over the years to cover different parts of the world with our promotional efforts, and we are now shifting towards more creative and efficient ways of advertising due to our limited resources. We are also evaluating our current operations in source markets and looking at possible new markets to ensure the maximum return on investment for our private sector partners.

Your role as our members has been the milestone of our achievements, this is why I look forward to working with you closely and continuously to implement your idea’s and cater to your needs. I welcome your input and invite you to visit us at the JTB anytime.

Warmest regards,
Nayef H. Al-Fayiz
 

RJ rated as advanced in e-commerce by IATA e-ticketing reaches 80% so far – Majali
JTB to Launch a Large Scale Ad Campaign in Europe
JTB Hosts Studienkreis fur Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.
Jordan Participates at GITEX
JTB Continues to Support the WFNS as the Bidding Day Approaches
JTB Wraps up its Summer Festivities
JTBNA Participates at Virtuoso Travel Mart
aa JTB Concludes its Representation in the Nordic Region
arow JTB Launches Italian and Spanish Website
aa JTB Lures Top Scandinavian Tour Operator to Introduce Charters
Petra One of the Wonders of the World
1 JTB Launches Petra Posters
11 JTB Marketing Plans to Highlight Petra the New Wonder of the World
For the first time in Jordan Launching of an electronic tourist guide –easyguide-
RJ Operates Nonstop to Budapest
Aqaba University to open in two years
General Manager of Le Meridien Amman Spends the Day working in the Hotel's Kitchen
JTB NEWS
RJ rated as advanced in e-commerce by IATA e-ticketing reaches 80% so far – Majali

President/CEO Samer Majali said that Royal Jordanian, a oneworld airline member, has accomplished a substantial leap in electronic ticketing penetration, reaching 80% on all the route network on direct and interline traffic.

JTB to Launch a Large Scale Ad Campaign in Europe

JTB is preparing to launch a large scale outdoor and print advertising campaign in Germany, the UK, and France to promote Jordan as a tourism destination.

JTB Hosts Studienkreis fur Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V.
 

The JTB hosted Studienkreis fur Tourismus und Entwicklung e.V. to give a high quality training for Jordanian Tour Guides. The partnership between JTB and STE dates back to two years ago when these training started taking place as part of JTB’s commitment and interest in maintaining and enriching the quality of services that the tourism industry offers.

Jordan Participates at GITEX


In its efforts to promote Jordan as a tourism destination, the Jordan Tourism Board is participating in GITEX, the region's largest technology exhibition taking place in 8-12 September 2007 in Dubai through displaying its promotional material at the Jordanian stand (INJAZ).

JTB Continues to Support the WFNS as the Bidding Day Approaches

As the bidding day approaches to select the hosting country to the 15th International Congress of the World Federation of Neurological Societies, JTB sponsors with a final pitch the Congress of Neurological Surgeons by hosting a Jordan Evening in San Diego.

JTB Wraps up its Summer Festivities

As the summer season is coming close to an end, the JTB is wrapping up its extensive summer campaign which entailed an array of activities spread around the Kingdom.

JTBNA Participates at Virtuoso Travel Mart

JTBNA participated at Virtuoso Travel Mart in Las Vegas on August 19th-24th, 2007. Virtuoso is the world’s most exclusive network of travel agencies who serve the most affluent, well-traveled individuals worldwide.

JTB Concludes its Representation in the Nordic Region


After extended study, the Jordan Tourism Board saw it best to terminate its representation office services in Scandinavia and carry out all promotional work from Head Office.
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JTB Launches Italian and Spanish Website


The JTB is happy to announce that its website is now available in Italian and Spanish. Our website is now featured in six languages English, Arabic, French, German, Italian and Spanish. 

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JTB Lures Top Scandinavian Tour Operator to Introduce Charters


The Jordan Tourism Board will be hosting the biggest tour operator from the Scandinavian region to discuss the possibility of starting a charter operation to Aqaba in the winter of 2008.

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PETRA NEWS UPDATES
Petra One of the Wonders of the World
 

Petra was named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World! Chosen by around 100 million voters around the globe, the New 7 Wonders were selected and announced on 07-07-2007 during a large scale ceremony in Lisbon.

JTB Launches Petra Posters

The JTB recently launched a selection of new posters focusing on Petra as a tribute to its reclamation as one of the New 7 Wonders. You can contact our offices to receive this selection.

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JTB Marketing Plans to Highlight Petra the New Wonder of the World

In light of Petra’s well deserved success by being crowned as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Jordan Tourism Board plans to incorporate a new focus in its marketing plans for next year.

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JORDAN HIGHLIGHTS
For the first time in Jordan Launching of an electronic tourist guide –easyguide-

It is now possible for tourists visiting the Kingdom of Jordan to use the newly launched electronic tourist guide, known as, “easyguide”.

RJ Operates Nonstop to Budapest

Starting July 28, 2007, RJ started to operate regular nonstop flights to Budapest, Hungary.

Aqaba University to open in two years


The Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), the investment arm of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Eastern Investment Group Holding (EIGH) to establish a university in Aqaba.

General Manager of Le Meridien Amman Spends the Day working in the Hotel's Kitchen

Le Meridien Amman's ongoing "Back to the Floor" (BTTF) program continues to build on the strong links shared between senior management and employees at the hotel, by placing the hotel's senior executives in entry level positions for one whole day.

 
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