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Jordan Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the "Rose City."

Travel to the Healthiest Spot of Earth

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 22, 2020 00:08

World Tourism Network (WTN) is a new initiative that emerged out of a rebuilding.travel discussion that started back in March of this year when COVID-19 became a reality. Today, WTN ... Read More

Jordan’s Tourism Minister tests positive for coronavirus

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 12, 2020 18:11

Jordan's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef Al-Fayez, today announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19, after receiving the results of the PCR test administered yesterday. In a press ... Read More

IATA: Jordan-Israel airspace agreement will save fuel and time

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020 15:43

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the recent overflight agreement between the Kingdom of Jordan and State of Israel that allows for flights to cross over both countries’ airspace. ... Read More

New flights from Tel Aviv to Morocco, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE – and growing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 12, 2020 23:50

Direct connecting Tel Aviv with airports in the UAE, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain will expand the travel and tourism reach in the Middle East. The world for Israelis became ... Read More

Emirates resumes passenger services to Amman

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 4, 2020 15:59

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Amman, Jordan from 8 September. The resumption of flights to the Jordanian capital takes the number of destinations Emirates serves in ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel in Israel and the Middle East from the insiders

editor editor- August 12, 2020 21:27

The political and security situation in the Middle East has always been difficult, and with COVID-19 it has not become easier. "Everyone is on its own", said Dr. Taleb Rifai. ... Read More

WTM London partners with ITIC to launch an Investment Summit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 31, 2020 04:44

WTM London and ITIC will come up together to host a tourism investment summit that will help recover businesses and restore travelers’ confidence after the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Travel ... Read More

Jordan Hotels Association issues post-COVID-19 operational protocols

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- July 2, 2020 15:55

The Jordan Hotels Association has developed a guidebook for the conduct of hotel operations in Jordan after the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidebook has been distributed to more than 500 joint ... Read More

UN and EU irrelevant? Former UNWTO chief Dr. Taleb Rifai worried

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2020 07:34

At yesterday's rebuilding.travel webinar, Alain St.Ange, who is running to become the next president for the Republic of Seychelles had a message to the community of nations. "Coronavirus arrived without ... Read More

Tourism Recovery now has a plan called “HOPE”

Dr. Taleb Rifai Dr. Taleb Rifai- April 12, 2020 08:58

Dr. Taleb Rifai was the former UNWTO Secretary-General. Dr. Rifai is chairing the new African Tourism Board COVID-19 Task Force. Co- chair is Alain St. Ange, former minister of Tourism ... Read More

African Heroes: Bellydancer, Popstar, Fashion Designer, a Tourism Dream Team, and a Swimmer

George Taylor George Taylor- April 4, 2020 02:12

The African Tourism Board has been in the front row while this emerging crisis is unfolding.SKAL, the largest travel industry association always says in tourism to do business with friends. ... Read More

Coronavirus a security threat in the Middle East: Military response

The Media Line The Media Line- March 24, 2020 01:34

In Jordan, the army took over the streets on March 17 to police the curfew due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, following the government’s activation of the Defense Law that entered ... Read More

Jordan State of Emergency: Former UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai says yes

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 21, 2020 07:47

Former UNWTO Secretary-General Dr. Taleb Rifai talked to eTurboNews from his home in Amman, Jordan. He acknowledged when asked about COVID-19:  ' Yes there is fear Yes there is isolation ... Read More

Amman and Bahrain to Baghdad flights cancelled after security concerns

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 5, 2020 09:08

Jordanian’s national flag carrier issued a statement detailing that it had decided to halt services between Amman and Baghdad “until further notice”.It said the decision was made “in light of ... Read More

Queen Alia International Airport says Tikram to Emirates VIP passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2019 07:44

Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA)in Amman offers a premium service for passengers traveling on their national carrier Royal Jordanian Airlines. Its called Tikram service At Tikram For Airport Services, the ... Read More

Jordan tourists stabbed by armed attacker

editor editor- November 6, 2019 22:10

A lone masked armed attacker today, Wednesday, November 6, 2019, stabbed 8 people at a popular tourist site in northern Jordan. Four of the victims were foreign tourists as well ... Read More

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts makes Jordanian debut with Amman property

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 16, 2019 22:00

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of The St. Regis Amman, marking the debut of the iconic luxury brand in the Kingdom of Jordan. Extending the legacy ... Read More

Qatar Airways opens new office in Amman, Jordan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- September 3, 2019 00:55

Qatar Airways opened its new offices in Amman, Jordan on Monday, 2 September 2019. The successful office opening celebration was attended by the Transport Minister of Jordan, His Excellency Eng. ... Read More

Jordan sends pharma professionals to Rome, deepening collaborations

editor editor- July 23, 2019 19:16

The MICE industry helps build peace and shows to the world the true and pacific side of the Islamic societies. The cooperation between The Platinum Services, a Rome-based event agency ... Read More

EasyJet airline: Now flying to Jordan, Egypt and Morocco from Italian bases

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 11, 2019 02:17

EasyJet airline is launching 9 new routes connecting Italy to North Africa and the Middle East from its bases in Milan Malpensa, Venice, and Naples. For the first time starting ... Read More

Etihad Airways marks UN World Refugee Day by helping Syrian refugees in Jordan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 21, 2019 15:46

Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, has recognised UN World Refugee Day by unveiling education initiatives and donating urgent supplies for Syrian refugees in Mrajeeb Al ... Read More

UNICEF Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan gets help from Central Hotels COO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 13, 2019 08:07

Continuing Central Hotels’ collaboration with UNICEF, Abdulla Al Abdulla, Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.) of Central Hotels and member of UNICEF Gulf Area Office Leadership Circle of Champions for Children and ... Read More

Shopping at – where else? The Dead Sea Mall!

editor editor- April 18, 2019 21:52

When you think of the Dead Sea, do you think of a mall? What about a mall with luxury stores, an ice cream store, cafes, and even a spa? A ... Read More

Jordan sets itself up for European MICE audience

editor editor- April 8, 2019 21:11

Jordan, a country which is sheltered from the troubles of the region, is safe to travel in and around, independently or in a group. The country is presenting itself to ... Read More

Things first-time travelers to Jordan should know

editor editor- March 19, 2019 20:14

Award-winning Canadian novelist, Colin McAdam, once said, “The best advice I heard before going to Jordan was ‘don’t read anything about it’.” It is indeed true because however much you ... Read More

King of Jordan Abdullah II to receive the Lamp of Peace of St. Francis in Assisi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 23:10

His Majesty the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, will visit, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen of Jordan, Rania, at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy on March ... Read More

Officially open: Ilan and Asaf Ramon Airport in Israel

editor editor- January 24, 2019 21:34

Ilan and Asaf Ramon International Airport in Israel opened on January 21, 2019. Read More

Jordan ‘rejects’ Israel’s Ramon Airport

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 21, 2019 19:40

The head of the Jordan's Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission, Haitham Misto, said on Monday, that opening of Israel's new international airport along their shared border, would threaten the kingdom's airspace. ... Read More

Budapest Airport adds Amman

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 31, 2018 07:09

Consistently delivering months of double-digit passenger traffic growth, Budapest Airport has today added its 14th new route of 2018 by welcoming Ryanair’s twice-weekly operation to Amman. Making its re-appearance on ... Read More

More options for travelers to Jordan

editor editor- October 10, 2018 16:49

Low-cost airlines like Ryanair, Easyjet, and Norwegian have all recently taken notice of Jordan as a prime winter destination for European travelers. As more and more travelers are eager to ... Read More

Jordan Tourism Happy: New London to Aqaba EasyJet nonstop for £41.98

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 9, 2018 10:54

Easyjet will be flying from London to Aqaba with airfares starting from a little more than 41 British Pounds. This is excellent news for the travel and tourism Industry in ... Read More

Royal Jordanian suspends flights to Iraqi Najaf over ‘security situation’

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2018 17:25

Jordan’s state airline has suspended four weekly flights to Najaf in central Iraq due to the “security situation” at its local airport. Read More

The winners of the Institute for Peace Through Tourism Awards announced

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 28, 2018 23:53

The Resilience Through Tourism Summit (RTTS) has announced the winners of the world’s first International Peace Through Tourism Awards which have been launched to highlight global tourism’s contribution to prosperity ... Read More

Jordan Tourism happy: Istanbul – Aqaba now nonstop on Turkish Airlines

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 19, 2018 13:43

Aqaba just opened to the global world of Turkish Airlines and their largest network in the world. With existing services to Amman, Turkish Airlines now adds Aqaba to its flight ... Read More

UK visitor numbers to Jordan continue to grow

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 30, 2018 17:15

Not only are visitor numbers up year on year, but 2017 British arrivals surpassed those recorded in 2010, known as the ‘golden year’ for Jordan tourism, with numbers up 30% ... Read More