Jordan Tourism Board Partners with Qantas for promotional activities in Australia
The Jordan Tourism Board has teamed up with Qantas Airways to launch a series of promotional activities in Australia. The promotion campaign will help strengthen tourism between the two countries, and will include a press trip for Australian media representatives to Jordan so they can discover and learn more about the beautiful Middle Eastern country.
The Jordan Tourism Board has joined forces with Qantas Airways to strengthen tourism between Australia and Jordan. The partnership will see the launch of a series of promotional activities in Australia to encourage people to visit historic Jordan in the Middle East.
The campaign will including promotions by Qantas and industry partners in Australia and Jordan, and a press trip to Jordan is being planned for Australian media representatives so they can explore the country. Nayef AlFayez, the minister of tourism and antiquities for Jordan, said:
“Jordan and Australia share many similarities including friendly and welcoming citizens who ultimately will be the ambassadors for our combined efforts.”
Qantas currently operates 14 return flights between Australia and Dubai every week on its A380 aircraft, and onward connections to Jordan are available with airline partners Royal Jordanian and Emirates.
Rohan Garnett, the Regional general manager for Qantas, Middle East, Africa, India and South Asia, added:
“Australia and Jordan have enjoyed a warm relationship over many years, and as Australia’s national carrier, we are proud to work with JTB to take the relationship to another level. We look forward to working with JTB to further enhance tourism and trade opportunities between these two important markets.”
Jordan is a country located in the Middle East, bordered by Saudi Arabia and Israel. The nation is rich in history, natural beauty, and ancient sites. Holidaymakers can enjoy scuba diving in Gulf of Aqaba; swimming in the mineral-rich Dead Sea; trips to the ancient city of Petra which was built by Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago; shopping in modern malls and traditional souks in Amman; expeditions to the caves and canyons of Wadi Rum; and tours of the Roman ruins of the Temple of Herakles.
The Museum of Jordan in the capital Amman is a popular attractions with more than 2,000 ancient artefacts showcased in nine permanent exhibitions. There are interactive exhibits that bring the Citadel and Roman amphitheatre to life, and one exhibition focuses on sacred, ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, with scriptures that are now part of the Hebrew Bible.
Many travellers visit Jordan to soak up the minerals of the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Over the centuries, it has been visited by the likes of King Herod the Great and the Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen. It is famously known as the Baptism site of Jesus Christ, and the mineral-rich waters make attract producers of award-winning wellness and medical spa products, and cosmetic therapeutic muds and salts. Finally, it has a wide choice of accomodations to suit all the budgets.
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Prepare to be wowed and dazzled by mystical encounters, ancient cities, marvellous wonders and unique sites as you discover the real and magical Jordan.
- Enjoy a stop-off at Mount Nebo where Prophet Moses viewed the Promised Land
- Visit the Dead Sea & enjoy a drive along the 2000-year-old Kings Highway
- Experience Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recently voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World