Mr. Nasser Kawar, Managing Director of the Petra Travel and Tourism Company was honored in the Tourism Award Ceremony held under the Chairman of the Jordan Hotels Association Mr. Michel Nazzal on 18 December, 2010.
Mr. Kawar’s honoring was amidst a grand reception of more than 400 leading personalities of Jordan’s tourism sector at the Marriott Hotel including those who put their own distinctive touch on the growth of Jordanian tourism over the past decades.
In a ceremony under the patronage of Tourism Minister, Mr. Zeid Al Qussous, Mr. Kawar was recognized for his contribution and development to tourism in Jordan as he established Petra Tours in 1965 in downtown Amman at a time when there were very few tour operators in the Kingdom.
The Tourism Award Ceremony is an annual event where prizes of distinction and shields are awarded to organizations and personalities in various sectors of the tourism industry according to international standards and criteria such as outstanding performance in the tourism sector and professionalism.
Petra Tours today is a leader in the outbound and inbound business of tourism, having different divisions for hosting international events, exhibitions and conferencing, representing many international airline companies as well as a major shareholder in hotels across the country.