(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.”
(Amman – July 11, 2019) – The Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) and The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities are delighted to announce that the partnership with easyJet, one of the world’s leading low cost cariers, is already expanding its operations with the addition of 3 new routes to AqabaI from Venice, Geneva, and Milan as part of its Jordan Winter 2019 schedule. With a total of 5 routes connecting between 4 countries, the new routes are a part of the ever-growing partnership between Jordan and easyJet. HE Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh, elaborated: “Jordan has witnessed a tremendous positive shift in the tourism sector in 2018, and in 2019, the momentum is still as steadfast as it was last year. This expansion is the result of very hard work and we can see the results of our efforts with LCCs on the ground in every tourism attraction. We look forward to more success in the future with more routes and more tourism arrivals which will encourage more development and investment in this vital sector.”
(Amman - May XX, 2019) – Jordan Tourism Board has signed a partnership agreement with EnjoyJo project, the brainchild of 17-year old King’s Academy student Robert Said, which aims to enhance the Jordanian tourism sector by providing additional valuable services to Jordan-bound tourists. The project was created with an aim to benefit both the tourism industry and local businesses, as well as add value to tourists when visiting Jordan, all without incurring any cost by JTB nor the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
(Amman, Jordan) Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - The Managing Director of Jordan Tourism Board, Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, has appointed world-renowned photographer Mr. Muhammed Muheisen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and a National Geographic photographer as a global ambassador for Jordan Tourism Board.
Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (5 Nov) announced a new twice weekly service from Malta to Amman, its 15 th route to Jordan. Ryanair will carry almost 500,000 customers p.a. to/from Jordan on 15 routes in total to Amman and Aqaba airports in the next year.