Travel Mart

Jordan Through Foreign Eyes

In a booth designed setting, posters of Petra were on display luring walkers over. Many of the passers-by didn’t know what to expect but would invite themselves to steal a look at the posters and the books that were scattered on the table. Obviously they knew the booth has something to do with Petra. That was tempting enough for any foreigner who is willing to cross miles and oceans just to visit the unique site. Preserving and protecting this site is the mission of the Petra National Trust.

Jordan’s Travel Mart strikes new development path to tourism

Jordan’s tourism sector is a $2.3 billion industry and makes around 14.5 percent of the country’s GDP, but is set to increase higher as more plush hotels and better infrastructure is put in place. It is with this in mind the Jordan Travel Mart (JTM) was held at the Dead Sea’s high-tech King Hussein Ben Talal Convention Center, 10-12 February, that has proved a unique venue of bringing Jordanian tourism professionals and travel operators from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina for the event – the Jordan Travelmart