Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

February 2017

USAID BEST is supporting Jordan Tourism Board reach a greater audience by using 360 degree technology to promote Jordan and partnering with one of the world’s largest travel platforms, TripAdvisor, to promote travel to Jordan. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has simplified the inspection process for tourism establishments by harmonizing the 10 government organizations responsible for inspections, and USAID BEST helped develop a guidebook that clarifies the entire inspection process. This month USAID BEST and the Jordan Investment Commission began raising awareness of investment incentives available for tourism. The National Tourism Strategy consultations sessions have finally been completed and input from tourism stakeholders around Jordan will feed into the final strategy. USAID BEST is supporting Yarmouk University to enhance its tourism and hospitality programs and attain international excellence certification.