Issue No. 27- October / November 2011


Letter from the Managing Director

Dear Members and Friends,

We have been quite busy over the past few months, intensifying our efforts tenfold to raise awareness of our great country abroad.

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the rediscovery of Petra in 2012, we have launched one of our biggest campaigns to date…a massive Treasure Hunt! The campaign centers on a website, asking players to complete the five major experiences in Jordan, as they travel through the sites answering interesting questions about Jordan. Not only is this game fun to play, but it is also informational and entices players to visit Jordan…as well as providing them the opportunity to win real gold! Come play the game here.

What is more, the announcement of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, for which the Dead Sea is nominated, is fast approaching. We are now less than a month away from the announcement, and are hopeful that the Dead Sea will earn this much-deserved title and recognition. You can vote on the official N7W website, or text ‘ Dead Sea’ to 94089 from any provider in Jordan. Also, check out our 100 Days of Giveaways promotion, which is over two thirds in, on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Welcome to the Fall edition of the JTB Wire.

Nayef Al-Fayez
Managing Director


JORDAN HIGHLIGHTS                                                 


New Life-Forms Found at Bottom of Dead Sea

DeadSea.jpgDozens of giant craters spewing fresh water and brimming with bacteria have been found at the otherwise barren bottom of the Dead Sea, new research shows.

CO Event Showcases Kingdom’s Cultural Diversity
Jordan Recovers Artefacts Held By Israel Since 1967
Jordan: Relaxed Town At The Heart Of A Trade Route


JTB NEWS                                                                       
  Baptism Site Witnesses Upturn In Visitors

DeadSea.jpgThe Baptism Site is witnessing an upturn in the number of visitors, with figures expected to double by the end of this month compared to August.

Jordan Celebrates 2012, Special Year For Guests
Visitors From Gulf States Up By 26 Per Cent


  41,901 tourists visit ancient city of Petra last month

The number of tourists visiting the ancient Nabatean city of Petra rose to 41,901 in September compared to 22,849 in August, according to official figures issued by Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA).


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





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