Settlement Patterns of Neolithic Period in Jordan

Settlement Patterns of Neolithic Period in Jordan

The Neolithic period is rich in archaeological remains that show most of the fundamental developments in human history, noted a Jordanian archaeologist.

New Discovery Dating Back to 7000BC

New Discovery Dating Back to 7000BC

AMMAN — Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al Fayez on Tuesday announced the discovery of a "unique ritual installation" dedicated to mass hunting of gazelles during the Neolithic period using gigantic traps called “desert kites” in the south-eastern badia by a joint Jordanian-French archaeological team in Al Jafr’s Khashabiyah Mountains.

New Restrictions Set to Ease

New Restrictions Set to Ease

Jordan on Thursday said it was easing coronavirus-related restrictions on foreign visitors, taking a key step toward reviving its critical tourism industry.


‘Jordan one of most Peaceful, Safe and Tourist-Friendly Arab Countries’

Polish ambassador speaks about potential for trade, tourism, humanitarian cooperation with Jordan,

Jordan advances on World Tourism Index

 Jordan has advanced on the World Tourism Index and moved from the 77th place (2015) to the 75th place, according to the World Economic Forum s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.

Jordan s tourism revenues rise to JD2 billion

Jordan s tourism revenues rose by 13.5 percent to $2.5 billion (JD1.8 billion) at the end of July, 2017 compared to $2.2 billion in the same period of 2016, according to Director General of Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Abdul Razzaq Arabiyat.

Equip Dead Sea Area with more Health Emergency Services

The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is planning to provide the Dead Sea area with more healthcare emergency services Tourism Minister Lina Annab said in a recent interview with The Jordan Times.

Annab said this is an “important” issue for the ministry, pointing out the increasing number of hotels and other tourism facilities in the area.

Travel in Jordan

Travel in Jordan

Amman, northern Jordan is home to other ancient cities of the Decapolis. These include Jarash (Gerasa), Umm Qays (Gadara), Tabaqat Fahl or Fihil (Pella), Bayt Ras (Capitolias), and Quwayliba (Abila). Jarash, straddling one of the ancient world s key trade routes, offers extensive and breathtaking ruins of colonnaded streets, arches, temples, and baths in a remarkable state of preservation and completeness.

Wadi Rum Residents Insist Area safe for Tourists

Wadi Rum Residents Insist Area Safe for Tourists

Residents of Wadi Rum have complained of Tourism Ministry’s ban on tourists’ trips to their area, insisting that the area is safe for guests and unaffected by tribal protests over the Jafer case.

Jordanu2019s Tourism Income Up 14.5% in Six Months

Jordan’s Tourism Income Up 14.5% in Six Months

The Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) said on Sunday that the kingdom saw a rise in tourism revenues by 14.5% during the first half of the year to a total of $2.1 billion.

In a press release, the CBJ attributed the rise in the sector’s income to the growth in the number of tourists by 9.9% year-on-year.

32nd Jerash festival begins

32nd Jerash Festival Begins

AMMAN — The 32nd Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts officially opened on Thursday with the lighting of the torch by Prime Minister Hani Mulki in the centre of the historical Greco-Roman city.
Under the patronage of His Majesty of King Abdullah, this year’s festival will feature performances by several renowned Arab singers, local, Arab and international troupes, and poetry recitals, in addition to exhibitions of arts, handicrafts and local products, according to the organisers. 

Amman to host regional tourism conference

Tourism Minister Lina Annab announced that Amman will host the first regional conference on tourism in MENA cities, held under the title “Competitiveness for Sustainable Development”, a statement from Lawrence Conferences & Hussieni Consult said.


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