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International conference on conserving and developing Petra opens in Amman today

PETRA, Jordan (eTN) - On the occasion of the 200-year anniversary of the rediscovery of Petra, a two-day conference on “Conserving and Presenting Petra to the World” was launched today under the p

Regional unrest slows down Petra’s tourism

PETRA, Jordan // Business is slow at the Indiana Jones Snack Shop near the main entrance to the ancient site of Petra, once described by the BBC as "one of the 40 places you have to visit before you d

Put your game face on and head to Wild Jordan

Jordan has unveiled a formidable ecotourism option to its growing list of diverse travel and tourism products.

easyJet breaks ground by commencing service to Amman

AMMAN, Jordan (eTN) - UK’s low-cost carrier easyJet started a thrice-weekly service from London’s Gatwick Airport to the capital city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman, beginning today.

The magnificent geology of Oman

Oman is replete with nature’s unique geological features. Here, you can find nature as a great artist.

Ripples in the sand: a journey through Jordan on the paths...

Setting off through the sandy deserts of Jordan; the mysteriously sand-etched monuments at Petra, biblical sites, baren dunes and starry night skies at Wadi Rum all bring me a step closer to understan

Petra is the gateway to many of Jordan’s treasures

During the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, eTurboNews met with Mr. Nayef Al Fayez, director general of the Jordan Tourism Board and had this exclusive interview.

Jordan: A destination for leisure and wellness

For at least 2000 years ago, The Dead Sea have been known as a unique combination of climatic conditions and elements; sun, water, mud and air.

Jordan tourism is literally thinking outside the box

Not only is the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) utilizing the philosophy of thinking outside the box, they have gone one step further by actually thinking "on" the box.

Tourists to Jordan’s ancient city Petra increased by 300,000 in 2008

AMMAN - The number of tourists who visited Jordan's ancient city of Petra in 2008 stood at 800,000 compared with 500,000 in 2007, the Petra Archaeological Park said on Sunday.

American Tourism Society Chair Participates in Petra IV Conference of Nobel...

Alex Harris, CTC, Honorary Chairman, American Tourism Society (ATS), and Chairman, General Tours, was among the distinguished guests invited to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to attend the Petra IV C

US tourist dies after falling from hilly area at Jordan’s Petra

Amman - A US tourist died Saturday when he fell from a rocky area at Jordan's ancient city of Petra, about 200 kilometres south of Amman, according to an official medical spokesman.The 76-year-old tourist, Robert Sett, suffered a scull fracture and bleeding, and died at the state-run Queen Rania Hospital shortly after first aid was performed on him, the spokesman said.

US tourists in Jordan back on track…but slowly

AMMAN, Jordan (eTN) - Blond American tourists were common visitors to bustling downtown Amman, wearing the traditional Middle Eastern kefiyahs, as they combed the market looking for souvenirs.