Jordan Tourism Board News

Jordan welcomes increasing number of British visitors

Jordan welcomes increasing number of British visitors

5 May 2017 Tourism News

Jordan saw further growth in UK visitor numbers in the first quarter of 2017, January – March, increasing by 15.8 per cent, compared to the same period in 2016. The swell in travellers follows the announcement that UK tourists to the Hashemite Kingdom also grew by seven per cent in 2016.

Jordan welcomes first golf course, Ayla

Jordan welcomes first golf course, Ayla

20 April 2017 Tourism News

Conceived with golf professionals and enthusiasts in mind, there are very few destinations in the Middle East that offer the prestigious facilities and serene surroundings provided by Ayla. Designed by legendary golfer Greg Norman, the 18-hole championship course is situated at the heart of Aqaba’s newest waterfront development.

Jordan urges calm following terror attack

Jordan urges calm following terror attack

Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, the managing director of the Jordan Tourism Board, has counselled tour groups are still running as scheduled following a terror attack in the country over the weekend. “Visitors continue to fly into our airports and we do not expect this incident to affect the tourism sector as Jordan remains to be an oasis of calm in a turbulent region,” said Arabiyat.

Jordan reveals latest archaeological wonder at Beit Ras

Jordan reveals latest archaeological wonder at Beit Ras

23 November 2016 Tourism News

An ancient tomb has been discovered in Jordan in the northern town of Beit Ras during an excavation project to expand a local waste-water sanitation network. The tomb includes a cave with two burial chambers. The larger chamber contains a basalt stone rock-cut tomb decorated with raised etchings of two lion heads and with several human bones enclosed.

ExtraJORDANary tourism wows visitors to Middle East

ExtraJORDANary tourism wows visitors to Middle East

The ‘ExtraJORDANary’ campaign will run until September 2016 with the objective of attracting visitors to Jordan and increasing arrival figures in 2016 and into 2017. Jordan is home to a plethora of extraordinary attractions, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra and the Dead Sea, a world wonder in its own right and, sitting at 400 metres below sea level, the lowest point on earth.

Jordan moves to spur tourism sector with visa waiver

Jordan moves to spur tourism sector with visa waiver

The Jordanian government has approved several measures to uplift the tourism sector, designed to make travelling to Jordan more convenient for people of all nationalities. Most significantly visa fees are to be waived for tourists of all nationalities with immediate effect. The move applies to visitors coming through Jordanian tour operators, whether travelling individually or in groups.

Jordan waives departure tax to Aqaba

Jordan waives departure tax to Aqaba

Departure tax for tourists travelling in groups to Jordan flying into the Red Sea resort of Aqaba will be waived until next year as part of wider efforts to boost visitors to the destination the tourism board has announced. Groups flying on low cost carriers and charter flights into Aqaba’s King Hussein Airport will no longer be required to pay the departure tax of 40JOD (£34) per person until February 26th 2015 following a decision made by the ministry of finance.