Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Our partners

BEST is implemented by Chemonics International and brings together a consortium of local and international expertise in sustainable tourism development and many other related areas. The consortium includes:

Bandwidth is a strategic marketing and development consultancy that works with destinations to mitigate their business risk and identify opportunities for business performance. Their experience will support marketing efforts, guide tourism cluster development and help grow the MICE sector in Jordan.

Better Business provides expertise in capacity building and workforce management through training and development. They will support the project's efforts to enhance the tourism sector workforce capacity. 

EcoConsult is a leading development firm working in Jordan and the Middle East designing and delivering development programs across a number of sectors.

Oxford Economics is an independent global advisory firm that provides reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 3,000 cities. They will provide expertise to support work to improve tourism marketing and design sales-focused campaigns and precision marketing in line with trends.

Turath is an architecture, urban design and research foundation based in Amman that specializes in architecture, urban regeneration, heritage conservation, green architecture and planning.

BEST is working closely with Jordan's government, civil society and private sector to ensure efforts to develop tourism in Jordan are aligned with government policies and which respond to local needs. The project's core partners in setting and achieving Jordan's tourism goals include:

  • Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Department of Antiquities, Jordan Tourism Board
  • Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority
  • Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority
  • Jordan Investment Board
  • Federation of Tourism Associations
  • Professional associations
  • American Center for Oriental Research
  • Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
  • Royal Marine Conservation Society
  • Ministry of Education
  • Vocational Training Corporation