Jordan Tourism

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Over the past decade, a combination of factors like high-quality care and low costs have helped attract an increasing number of patients to Jordan as medical tourists. The sector has gained more international recognition in recent years, as well. In a 2009-10 review of the global medical tourism industry, the World Bank ranked Jordan fifth best in...

The past several years have seen significant changes in Jordan. The state is pushing ahead with structural reforms that should provide a sound base for future development, as the economy shows signs of a brisk recovery from the difficult years it has faced in the wake of the global financial crisis. 

Despite a rebound in tourism revenues last year, the sector continues to face a difficult operating environment with both regional instability and the potential for increased government taxation weighing it down.

It has been an uneven year for Jordan’s tourism industry, with rising earnings yet declining visitor numbers. Both are reflections of the kingdom’s growing market, but also of the hovering uncertainty in the region and the impact it is having on visitor confidence.

The Dead Sea is one of the kingdom’s best-known attractions and has the country’s highest hotel occupancy rates, thanks in part to the area’s limited hospitality offerings. To fully capitalise on the area’s vast potential, an ambitious long term plan to develop the coast – while protecting its ecological diversity and fragility – is now in place,...

With natural attractions such as the Dead Sea, where low elevation and mineral-rich water create a singular environment; the majestic Wadi Rum; and the world’s most northerly coral reef at Aqaba, which is home to over 1000 marine species, Jordan has plenty to offer nature-minded visitors. Additionally, the country has several other protected...

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