AdventureNEXT Near East 2019 Announced, Moves to Aqaba, Jordan (Issue 23)

Sep 1, 2018 3:50:00 PM

Jordan Tourism Board North America



AdventureNEXT Near East 2019 Announced, Moves to Aqaba, Jordan





AdventureNEXT Near East 2019, hosted by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and in partnership with the Jordan Tourism Board, will be held 1-3 April at the Hyatt Regency Aqaba Ayla Resort in Aqaba, Jordan’s southernmost point. Now in its third year, AdventureNEXT Near East aims to continue the momentum of building adventure travel opportunities within the region, inviting new and returning delegates to tap into another year of networking, pre-scheduled Marketplace meetings, adventure discovery, and educational material.




Jordan for two: romantic things to do with the one you love

Jordan might not immediately strike travelers as a hotspot for a romantic getaway, but it should. The warm hospitality, exquisite sunsets, endless outdoor adventures and otherworldly landscapes create a magical setting for making memories with your other half. Read more about it here.



Where to Eat in Amman for Breakfast - A Guide for Tourists

Breakfast is our best game as Jordanians. When I travel, it takes me just a few days to get breakfast homesickness. One note: traditionally dinner in Jordan is exactly like breakfast, with lunch being the main course of the day. Read more from AndFarAway's blog here!


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On Our Blog: JTBNA Partners With Treadright to Support Local Social Enterprise

This August, they wrapped up their trip in Jordan with their chosen mission of helping grow and maintain the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative in Amman. Read the whole blog here!




How to Spend 72 Hours in Aqaba

When you think of Jordan, desert landscapes and age-old cities likely come to mind. Lesser known is this country’s southernmost resort town, where the red-brown mountains are cut off by a startlingly blue sea. After exploring the vast plains of Wadi Rum and the ancient treasures of Petra, head south and immerse yourself in the seaside delights of Aqaba, Jordan. Continue reading on our blog here.




Zarb: The Bedouin Answer to Barbecue

Across the partition, a handwoven blanket that separated the women’s and men’s quarters, I could hear as my guide to the desert chatted with his father in Arabic. A rooster crowed; one of the sheep baa-ed. The hearth filled the tent with the cosy smell of wood smoke. This, I thought, was what I had come to Jordan to find. Read the rest of the story here.




La Boheme: A ‘magical night’ for Amman's opera lovers

The historical site of downtown Amman's Roman Amphitheatre in September resonated with the stirring melodies of Giacomo Puccini’s most popular opera "La Boheme", as part of Amman Opera Festival's second annual show.

Directed by Macedonian Deyan Proshev, the opera included a jaw dropping performance by Jordanian soprano Zeina Barhoum and Bassem Al Khoury, alongside singers from Georgia and Italy.

Read more about the opera here.




Samsung Amman International Marathon

Run Jordan, has announced the opening of the registration for Samsun Amman International Marathon in its 10th edition, which will be held under the slogan "Run to The Heart of Amman" on Friday, October 12th, 2018. Register and learn more here.




Stepping to the Horizon

Stories from a Cooperative of Jordanian Women, a story by Jess McGlothlin. 

The morning’s miles behind us — and more to come in the afternoon — we now found ourselves enjoying the hospitality of a unique team: the industrious women of the Women Cooperative Society, housed in a series of rustic stone buildings in the small Jordanian village of Iraq al-Amir. Continue reading here.




The Best Way to Get to Petra Is on One of the World's Best Hikes

Named one of the best hikes in the world, the Jordan Trail stretches 400 miles, from the forests of Um Qais in the verdant north to the Red Sea in the desert-laden south.

Read Mona Gable's story of her hike on The Jordan Trail to the ancient city of Petra here.



As told by Lucas Aykroyd: with the lost city of Petra and the Roman ruins of Jerash so close by, it is tempting to picture Jordan’s capital as a land preserved in the past. But Amman has a way of blending ancient and modern, now more than ever. Check out the Amman City Guide here.




Feynan Ecolodge, Jordan

It's a rare treat to stay in a hotel that cares for the local environment, people and culture as much as it cares for its guests. Read more about the Feynan Ecolodge here.



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Featured Stories from Jordan

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Read Testimonials From Travelers!

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  • “I think if you go all the way to Jordan you need to see Petra and Wadi Rum. We got a car out to Wadi Rum and had a private guide which took us around this awesome desert and showed us all the spots. We even got to ride camels for an hour through the desert as a sand storm swept over everything for a few mins - was probably one of the coolest experiences of my life.”- Sabrina V, August 29, 2018
  • “The first glance at treasury through the Siq will definitely stay etched in your memories for the rest of your life. The view from above is also brilliant. I have seen a route someone suggested in the internet which would take you to the top from where you can see the treasury below. It is, going past the royal tombs and then veer off to the right, climb the steps and further up when you see the amphitheatre in a distance, turn left. This would take at least 1hr. But I suggest a short hike through the fencing at the left of the treasury which would take merely 15 min. A local guide can take you there for just 10JD. You will save a lot of time and energy. Cheers!!!”- metros2018, August 27, 2018

Have you been to Jordan and want to share about your experience or are you thinking of going to Jordan and want to know what people thought? Either way, visit our testimonials page to join the conversation!