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Jordan and Hard Pressed Brits

Jan 7th, 2011 | By

Remember last year? It was the year we were cutting back and staying at home to holiday. Destinations which didn’t offer value for money or were considered cheap to visit were supposed to be hit by a downturn in numbers. We knew that there had been increased interest in long-haul holidays but wasn’t this because it was cheap when you got there? But there are places not known for being inexpensive which have done rather well. Take Jordan for example. Last year up until the end of November over 67,000 of travelled there, largely to see the heritage sites. We were the second largest number of European visitors after France.

Jordan Attracts

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

Think of Jordan – the country – and the first thing that probably comes to mind is Petra, its greatest tourist attraction. Carved into a rockface more than 2,000 years ago, the city is one of the wonders and must-see places of the world.
But is it only Petra that has caused such an upsurge in tourism in the last 6 months? What is attracting so many people to go there? Many countries have seen only a limited increase in visitors but Jordan has announced that visits by Britons are up over 30% over last year. Admittedly 2009, was a tough year for everyone as we tightened belts during the recession but it was also the year that proved we felt holidays were an important aspect to life. Other things would be cut back first. Nonetheless there were countries we have chosen not go to such as the US and most Caribbean countries yet other long haul countries do well. Jordan is one of those.