Jordan Tourism Board News

Jordan reveals latest archaeological wonder at Beit Ras

Jordan reveals latest archaeological wonder at Beit Ras

23rd Nov 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.

Record number of Brits visit Jordan

Record number of Brits visit Jordan

The Jordan Tourist Board has announced a growth of 20 per cent in UK visitor numbers in August 2013 – a record number of visitors for that month. Jordan welcomed 5,707 UK tourists to the country in August 2013, compared to 4,754 the previous year.

Jordan Tourism Board launches new food website

Jordan Tourism Board launches new food website

The Jordan Tourism Board has announced the launch of its new food website, reflecting JTB’s insistence on expanding their tourism product to adhere to more niches and markets within the travel and tourism industry. “We are very excited about this addition to the Jordan Tourism Board website,” said Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, managing director, Jordan Tourism Board.

Record number of British visitors headed for Jordan

Record number of British visitors headed for Jordan

The Jordan Tourist Board has announced a growth of 3.5 per cent in UK visitor numbers during 2012 – with a record 69,845 UK tourists visiting the country throughout the year. October was, once again, the top month for UK tourists with 6,647 UK tourists visiting Jordan; however the top year-on-year growth month was January which saw a 17.9 per cent increase in UK tourists compared to 2011.

Jordan Tourism Board rediscovers Petra at Hampton Court Flower Show

Jordan Tourism Board rediscovers Petra at Hampton Court Flower Show

The Jordan Tourism Board has commissioned a specially designed garden at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show as part of a series of events this year to mark the 200 years since the discovery of Petra, the country’s most iconic tourism attraction. The Discover Jordan garden will be designed by noted English garden and landscape designer Paul Hervey-Brookes, and will be the largest garden at the Royal Horticultural Society’s show, which will be held in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace July 3rd-8th 2012.