Tag: Petra

When overtourism spoils your travel plans: Go somewhere else!

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- June 5, 2019 23:37

Have you heard that told joke?  Patient says, “Doctor, it hurts when I do this with my arm.”  Doctor’s response is, “Then don’t do this.”  This is logic 101 that ... Read More

Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference: Dr. Taleb Rifai Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 6, 2019 05:34

The inaugural Investing in Tourism Sustainability Conference will open in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria Ma 30-31. It will focus on investment in tourism in Bulgaria and Southeast Europe. The Tourism Sustainability Conference will ... Read More

Wiesbaden hosts 45th GTM Germany Travel MartTM

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 2, 2019 18:18

around 500 representatives from the international tourism industry from 51 countries will be in Wiesbaden for the 45th GTM Germany Travel MartTM from the 12th – 14th May. The GTM ... Read More

JetBlue announces year-round service between Newark and Barbados

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 17:55

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) and JetBlue announced the expansion of JetBlue’s seasonal weekly service on Saturdays to year-round service between Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Grantley Adams International ... 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

Sacred places: Many spiritual sites can be visited via cruise ship

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2018 09:50

There are 100+ cruise itineraries that provide access to sacred places – worldwide sites of healing, guidance, and divine inspiration. The significance of these hallowed sites cannot be expressed in ... Read More

International conference on conserving and developing Petra opens in Amman today

editor editor- October 18, 2012 03:26

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 ... Read More

Regional unrest slows down Petra’s tourism

editor editor- October 3, 2011 04:58

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 ... Read More

Put your game face on and head to Wild Jordan

editor editor- May 10, 2011 19:11

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

easyJet breaks ground by commencing service to Amman

editor editor- March 28, 2011 01:56

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. Read More

The magnificent geology of Oman

editor editor- May 17, 2010 03:52

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

Ripples in the sand: a journey through Jordan on the paths of Lawrence of Arabia

editor editor- January 20, 2010 07:37

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 ... Read More

Petra is the gateway to many of Jordan’s treasures

editor editor- November 25, 2009 04:14

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. Read More

Jordan: A destination for leisure and wellness

editor editor- September 25, 2009 03:46

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. Read More

Jordan tourism is literally thinking outside the box

editor editor- April 23, 2009 05:53

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. Read More

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

editor editor- January 12, 2009 04:00

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. Read More

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

editor editor- July 12, 2008 05:13

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 ... Read More

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

editor editor- February 3, 2008 07:24

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 ... Read More

US tourists in Jordan back on track…but slowly

editor editor- January 30, 2008 03:49

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. Read More