Somewhere in Petra

Jordan travel stories

Flipping Off the Intensity Switch

On my first visit into New York City I instantly fell in love. I’d always blown through JFK with the quick connection, hurriedly moving on to other destinations. This time my itinerary gave me a full day and night layover so I caught the train into the crowded...

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Jordan: Friendly Reminders

· Do not buy rocks or pottery: Keep your souvenirs eco-friendly. Picking up or buying rock fragments encourages vendors to break pieces off the monuments to sell to tourists. · Do not buy antiquities: Stick to the law: buying antiquities is illegal. · Please...

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The New and Old of Jordan

Within a few hours of arriving in Amman, I was weaving through the tiny, traffic clogged arteries of the old city centre, the Ballad. The fluorescent green light of the city’s many mosques, fleck the surrounding hills as dusk falls. The red, white, black and green...

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Discover More in Jordan

For many people Jordan begins and ends with the magical ancient Nabataean city of Petra. And it's true, Petra is without doubt one of the Middle East's most spectacular, unmissable sights, battling it out with Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat for the title of the world's...

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Religious Market in Jordan

Religious Tourism Trends In Jordan - Sit Up and Take Notice Statistics: One in four travelers would like a spiritual component to their vacations. (Travel Industry of America ) International travel from the USA for religious purposes rose 36% from 575,000 (2005) to...

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Tourism Industry Certifications in Jordan

Tourism industry certifications in Jordan offered by JITOA Tourism industry certifications in Jordan, accredited by institutes worldwide, will be made available by the Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association (JITOA). The number of international certifications...

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BMI Enhances Middle East Travel

bmi, Heathrow’s second largest carrier, has today (18 July) announced that it will serve a new destination as well as introduce major enhancements to its network of services from Heathrow with effect from 28 October this year. The airline is to launch daily flights...

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The 25th Jerash Festival in Jordan

The Greco-Roman city of Gerasa will host the silver jubilee celebration of the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts starting July 25. The South Theatre will be the venue for official opening, featuring Jordanian vocalists accompanied by the National Jordanian...

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Announcing the New Seven Wonders of the World

A worldwide popular vote has been underway to select the New Seven Wonders of the World, sites to be listed alongside the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World. The 7 winners, out of 77 finalists, were selected today - 7/7/07 (notice the numeric theme going on here)....

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Unforgettable Jordan (video podcast)

Steve Smith just returned from Jordan and I was dying to see the pictures. They didn't disappoint. Now I want to to go to Jordan. I suppose some may want to avoid Jordan due its proximity to neighboring countries, but this is a ridiculous idea. Jordan has a much...

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“Blessed Are the Merciful…” Voluntourism in Jordan

A relatively recent development in tourism, socially conscious “voluntourism” is quickly gaining popularity. So, what is Voluntourism? Basically, it unites the best of travel with giving something back to society in return. Travelers get to enjoy the art, heritage...

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March at ITKT

Hey Travelers, if you haven’t noticed yet ITKT has begun posting my recent foray into the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. The trip sparkled with many highlights that will dribble out over the next few weeks. But that’s not all that has been going on around...

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