The “Black City” of Um Al Jimal: Highlighting one of Jordan’s many unique archaeological treasures that is not Petra.

March 10, 2017 | Ali Al Shabnan

You may know Petra as the “rose-red” city, but you probably have not heard of the “all-black” city: Um Al Jimal. A city shrouded in mystery and who’s structures are made from black volcanic stone, hence the coining of the name “all-black city”. The city was populated by several thousand people, and held two and three story...

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JTB Awarded Gold for Overseas Destination Marketing Partner

March 10, 2017 | Samer Abu-Taleb


We, at Jordan Tourism Board North America (JTBNA), are delighted to announce that we have received the Gold award for Overseas Destination Marketing Organization by the National Tour Association (NTA) during the 2017 Travel Exchange Conference in St. Louis! Through this award, we also received recognition for being named...

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Jordan in the New York Times Travel Show – Our Newest Team Member’s First Travel Show Experience

February 02, 2017 | Ali Al Shabnan

Being the newest member of the JTBNA family, I was bound to have a ‘first travel event’. That event just so happened to be the mother of them all, the New York Times Travel Show. During the show, my interactions with the various types of people present – consumers, travel agents, journalists/bloggers – took me by surprise in...

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