Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

January 2017

Salt officially celebrates becoming Jordan’s first Distinctive Destination with a beautiful ceremony, live music, and hundreds gathered. Adventure tourism is on the rise in Jordan as USAID BEST assists the Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan in updating its Dead Sea facility to offer exceptional experiences. Volunteers spent the day at Um and Abu Nidal’s farm in Salt to help prepare it to host agri-tourism activities. USAID BEST has partnered with Islamic International Arab Bank to offer assistance to owners of tourism projects. USAID BEST is facilitating the licensing process for two new hotels expected to open in Aqaba. A new three-year marketing strategy has been developed by the Jordan Tourism Board. Celebrations in