Jordan installs tourism webcams in collaboration with EarthCam

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12th Feb 2013
Jordan installs tourism webcams in collaboration with EarthCam

EarthCam and the award-winning Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) have teamed up to launch a collection of live streaming webcams, with views of some of the country’s most treasured and visited locations. This is a major development for the JTB, as Jordan is the first country in the Middle East to install tourism webcams with great appreciation for Zain Jordan for sponsoring the live Internet feed for all cameras.

Jordan is a country full of rich history, culture, and heritage and has become a must-see destination for travelers from around the world. For those who would like a taste of this amazing location, EarthCam’s webcams act as a virtual passport. Experience views of the Citadel in the capital city, Amman. Excavations at this site have uncovered Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic remains. A second webcam take viewers high above the busy city streets and delivers sweeping views of the always active capital.

Another camera, located at the Dead Sea, holds the title of the lowest webcam on the planet. The Dead Sea is known as the largest natural spa on Earth because of its rich sources of natural salts, sought after for their healing and therapeutic properties. Visit EarthCam’s webcam in Aqaba, greatly prized as Jordan’s window to the sea, for uninterrupted views of the Red Sea. The world’s northernmost tropical sea, this rich and diverse ecosystem is home to more than 1,200 species of fish and boasts some of the world’s best scuba diving. The beautiful coastline, indigo-colored water, and amazing coral reefs draw travelers and adventurers to this spot every year.

Included in the collection is the first webcam to deliver views of a world wonder. In collaboration with the Petra Tourism and Development Authority, viewers are invited to travel live to the ancient site of Petra. Jordan’s most valuable treasure, it is a vast, unique city that was carved into the sheer rock face by an industrious Arab Nabataean civilization that settled at the location more than 2,000 years ago. This symbol of Jordan is also its greatest tourist attraction.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Jordan Tourism Board to give people around the world the chance to experience the country from several unique perspectives,” said Clarissa Ramirez, EarthCam Network Product Specialist, “This collection of educational and scenic cameras offers something for everyone, whether you are an adventure seeker, history buff, or travel enthusiast.”

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“This is very exciting for the Jordan Tourism Board, as Jordan is the first country in the Middle East to install webcams for tourism purposes,” said Dr. Abed al Razzaq Arabiyyat, Managing Director of Jordan Tourism Board, “This will not only show that Jordan is unaffected by the political turbulence that has been going on around the region, but will also showcase the beauty of the sites day and night.”

Echoing Dr. Abed al Razzaq Arabiyyat’s sentiment, Alaa Al Hindi, IT Manager at the Jordan Tourism Board, added: “The installation of the EarthCam cameras show that Jordan is one of the most advanced countries in the region when it comes to state-of-the-art technologies. Having live streams of our beautiful Jordan just a click away from any PC or Smartphone is great!”

EarthCam’s Jordan webcams are available 24/7 at no cost to the public. Experience Jordan with live views at http://visitjordan.com/earthcam/

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