Issue No. 29 -February / March 2012

Dear members and friends,

The first quarter of 2012 has been all about plans. We have huge plans for the year. Not only is this the year of the 200th anniversary of the rediscovery of Petra but JTB will also be planning and hosting its very first conference.

In June, in cooperation with UNWTO and under the patronage of HM King Abdullah II, JTB will be hosting a conference on Seizing Tourism Market Opportunities in Times of Rapid Change, with 500 participating tour operators and members of the media.

Furthermore, after our successful foray into the world of social media in 2011, we promise to continue our innovative streak with customized projects and contests in 2012 as well. Stay tuned.

We hope you enjoy this edition of the JTB Wire. You can explore some of our activities for February and March in the marketing activities tab, and check out our Showcase for a fun link to a movable panorama, and the Photo of the Month of a unique perspective in Petra.

Jordan Tourism Board

Tourism board to focus on promoting religious sites in 2012

The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) will focus this year on promoting the Kingdom's religious tourism sites, JTB acting Director General Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat said on Wednesday....

> Announcements and things to look forward to in the
    next issue of the JTB Wire
> Embark on an amazing adventure in Jordan
> Royal Jordanian suspends operations to five destinations
For information on planned marketing activities for each of our source markets, please select a country from the list below.
Dana Biosphere Reserve in Jordan is an eco-tourism oasis in the desert
Standing atop a slope of black rubble, the folds of a red-and-white-checked kaffiyeh shading his chestnut eyes from the high Jordanian sun, eco-guide Mohammad Daifallah surveys his world. .

> Jordan tops Virtuoso's picks for travel destinations in 2012
   in interview on Fox News

> A movable 360 degree panorama of a crevice
    in Wadi Rum.
> Jordan's World Wonder / A lucky perspective....
    on top of the Monastery at Petra.
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