Tag: Petra

January to April Visitors Increase Up to 12.5 Percent

In a further sign of a turnaround in Jordan’s tourism sector, the number of visitors to the Kingdom rose 12.5 percent during the first four months of the year. The overall number of tourists reached 1.639 million between January and…

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Theeb’s Oscar Bump

Although Jordan’s film industry is still nascent, the Royal Film Commission (RFC) now hopes the wave of publicity generated by the Oscar-nominated Theeb will further highlight the huge potential for movie making in the Kingdom.     By Rebecca Irvine     The…

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Campaign to Care for Petra Raises Awareness

Care for Petra Campaign Working to Protect Historic Site Care For Petra, a campaign to raise awareness of a variety of conservation and welfare issues at the historic site has been launched . The campaign is addressed to the visitors of Petra site to…

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Tourism SOS

Despite the big international marketing drive that was recently undertaken by the Jordan Tourism Board, other players in the Kingdom’s tourism sector still say a much more concerted strategy is needed to help them escape their slump. By Rebecca Irvine It’s…

Bringing them Back: Boosting Jordan’s Ailing Visitor Numbers

Sapped by continuing conflict in surrounding countries, Jordan’s tourism sector has seen better times. But the Kingdom’s Tourism Minister Nayef al-Fayez is leading an ambitious drive to encourage visitors to return. By Elisa Oddone In the new science fiction epic…

Jordan Starts Offering Unified Tourist Site Ticket

In a move designed to boost visitor numbers to Jordan, the Ministry of Tourism has begun offering tourists the chance to buy a single ticket that gives them access to most of the Kingdom’s major archaeologist sites and museums. The…

Hotel Electricity Rate Cut: A Misguided Move

The decision to slash electricity rates for hotels won’t do anything to solve the crisis in Jordan’s tourism sector. By Jawad J. Abbassi Jordan’s tourism sector plays an important role in the Kingdom’s economy. According to the Ministry of Tourism…

Petra Tourism Crash

Visitor numbers to Petra have plunged over recent years, forcing several hotels to close. Jordan Hotel Association Chairman Michael Nazzal said a solid investment from the government and a thoroughly planned marketing operation are needed to attract tourists back to…

Trashing Petra Tourism

The ludicrously high garbage collection fees charged to struggling Petra hotels is just another example of the government’s myopic approach to raising revenue. By Yusuf Mansur On its website, the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority describes itself as a…