Issue No. 25 - June / July 2011


Letter from the Managing Director

Dear members and friends,

As we enter the second part of an eventful 2011, we foresee with positivity great success ahead.

We continue to promote Jordan to the world as a stand-alone destination, with its greatly diversified offerings of unique experiences. Not only that, but we have positioned Jordan as the ultimate family destination, as it offers vacationers a chance to easily explore archaeological sites to teach kids about the history of great civilizations that have passed, as well as a chance to relax and splash around in the sun, among many other available experiences for the whole family to enjoy.

As the beautifully pleasant summer weather invades Jordan, we prepare to welcome a great number of visitors from the GCC who continue to come to Jordan to enjoy its moderate climate, family-friendly atmosphere, and the wide range of activities and festivals.

We continue to excel in our promotion of Jordan and are leaders in the field of online marketing, as we set an example when we invited over a dozen travel bloggers to share their distinctive experiences in Jordan to the world. As such, not only did we rank as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Tourist Boards Online in the world, but we generated massive media buzz and ensured that Jordan was on everybody’s mind. It is now a must-travel-to, on-every-bucket-list, one of the most talked-about destinations in the world!

Welcome to the first edition of the JTBWire for the summer of 2011!

Nayef Al-Fayez
Managing Director


JORDAN HIGHLIGHTS                                                 


King highlights need to upgrade tourist services

His Majesty King Abdullah stressed the importance of providing quality services and facilities for Arab and foreign tourists visiting Jordan as well as the need to upgrade amenities at border crossings.

Hilton Hotels to open the first DoubleTree property in the Middle East in Jordan
RSCN builds more reserves to protect nature
Inspection standards at hotels, restaurants to be upgraded
GCC membership may boost growth potential for Jordan
Al Maabar presses on with ‘Marsa Zayed’ project in Aqaba
The Royal Automobile Museum lowers entry prices for Arab Visitors
JTB NEWS                                                                       
JTB ranked as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Tourist Boards and DMOs Online
JTB participated in the IMEX 2011 Fair
JTB Road Show hits 4 Gulf countries
Promoting sites



Petra ranked among 25 top travel destinations for 2011

Amidst a period of regional unrest, Petra has emerged as a top travel destination for 2011, according to a leading tourism website.

For information on planned marketing activities for each of our source markets, please select a country from the list below.





You have received this email because you are a member/subscriber of When you joined this program, you agreed to receive periodic mailings of items we think you might find interesting.For more information contact Tohama Nabulsi: