Jordan – Conferences and Incentives
Note: The information on this page is taken from the Jordan Tourist Board site, www.visitjordan.com
A range of new facilities combined with a dynamic marketing strategy by the Jordan Tourism Board have triggered a steady increase in the meetings, incentive, conference and exhibitions sector of Jordan’s tourist industry.
High achievers with a taste for adventure can enjoy a desert experience to discover the challenges and wild beauty of some of the country’s outstanding natural sites such as Wadi Rum or Petra where 4×4 vehicles, camels or spirited Arabian horses are the preferred mode of transport. They can soar with the eagles over the towering desert mountains in a hot air balloon, learn to fly, go skydiving, or climb and explore the challenging cliff faces to discover the ancient rock carvings and man-made tombs of those who lived in the area thousands of years ago. They can experience life Bedouin-style and dine under a million stars to the haunting sounds of Arabic music.
To the south, Aqaba offers the best dive sites imaginable, where vast coral reefs are home to countless species of fish and underwater life. Here they can dive with whale sharks, dolphins and turtles and marvel at the kaleidoscopic colours beneath the warm, gentle waves of the Red Sea. Above the waves there is sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and just about every other water-related fun activity imaginable.
Jordan’s famous Dead Sea resorts provide a more relaxed, therapeutic, experience. Here are the exclusive spa resorts, where self-indulgence and pampering are the order of the day and work-worn delegates and other visitors emerge feeling at least 10 years younger and ready to face the challenges of life with newly discovered vitality.
Jordan’s nature reserves also provide some great adventure opportunities. Jeep safaris, cycling trips, hiking and horseriding are all excellent ways to discover the beauty, fauna and flora of this outstanding country, where thermal springs, cascading waterfalls and deep canyons provide a natural playground for energetic incentives.
All this is backed by Jordan’s commitment to providing the very best in conference and meetings venues and facilities. The new stream of luxury hotels emerging in Amman, Petra, Aqaba and the Dead Sea is just adding quality to an already refined product that is distinct, accessible and friendly. All of Jordan’s top hotels have fully-equipped conference and banqueting rooms with dedicated staff. Both the Zara Conference Centre in Amman and the King Hussein Conference Centre at the Dead Sea provide world-class facilities for very large events. These are backed by a full range of support facilities to ensure every event, large or small, is a resounding and memorable success.
Whether it is a conference for 5000 people, a lavish dinner in the peerless desert of Wadi Rum, a barbecue at the shores of the Dead Sea, or a reception atop a medieval castle overlooking the Jordan Valley, the amicable and competent people of Jordan will ensure a once in a lifetime experience.