Royal Jordanian Airlines and United Airlines have both launched new direct routes from North America to Jordan. The expanded routes are just one of many examples of why Jordan is a top travel destination for 2022. Here are seven new updates and experiences coming to Jordan in 2022
- New Direct Flights. United Airlines launched non-stop flights three times per week from Washington, DC (IAD) to Amman on May 5th, 2022. United is the only North American airline offering direct flights from Jordan to the U.S. Jordan’s national airline, Royal Jordanian, has been servicing direct flights between North America and Amman from Chicago, New York, Detroit and Montreal. However, the airline just recently launched on June 2nd, 2022 a new additional route from Toronto, ON (YYZ) to Amman.
- Newly Named UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 2021, As-Salt was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list as a Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality, bringing Jordan's list of UNESCO sites to six. As-Salt, built on three hills in the kingdom’s west-central region, was a vital trading center between the eastern desert and the west during the late Ottoman period, attracting many merchants, tradespeople, and craftsmen from different parts of the region who settled and worked in trading, banking, architecture, and farming jobs. Their impact and contributions to the city helped Salt flourish, grow, and develop into the place it is today. The city’s mosques and churches sit side by side reflecting the closeness of the people and respect for religion The site’s urban core includes approximately 650 significant historic buildings exhibiting a blend of European Art Nouveau and Neo-Colonial styles combined with local traditions.
- Newest Luxury Hotel: Another opulent hotel arrived in Amman in May 2022. The Ritz Carlton, Amman opened on May 29th in the prestigious 5th Circle located in the heart of the capital. The luxury hotel offers nine dining venues, grand event spaces and a lavish ESPA Spa.
- Jordan Trail 2022 Thru-Hike. Next October 14, the Jordan Trail will introduce new Thru-Hikes. These guided hiking experiences will include licensed guides, transportation, meals, accommodations and more. Travellers can enjoy any section of the hike for as little or as much as they want to discover, and meet Jordanians as they meander through up to 72 villages.
- New Archaeological Site. Major discoveries have been made in a remote area of the southeastern desert of Jordan. A scientific team discovered a 9000-year-old unique ritual installation dedicated to mass hunting of gazelles during the Neolithic era using gigantic traps known as desert kites, marking the earliest large-scale human-built structures worldwide.
- Dana Biosphere Reserve Makes NY Times List. The Dana Biosphere Reserve made the New York Times 2022 list of 52 places to go this year. The Dana Reserve is Jordan's largest nature reserve, covering some 320 square kilometres (200 square miles) of spectacular mountains and Wadis along the face of the Great Rift Valley. Travellers can trek from Dana to Petra or Dana to Feynan or visit some of the social enterprises that specialize in hand-made jewelry or gifts from the area. Also, sample the organic jams, spices and local foods made locally.
- The Underground Amman Tour: This tour opens a window into the often hidden or ‘underground’ artistic expression in Amman that will provide a new perspective into the ancient city. The company supports the local hip hop scene support through donations.
To plan your trip or find out more information, visit www.visitjordan.com
About the Jordan Tourism Board North America:
The Jordan Tourism Board North America (JTBNA), a division of the Jordan Tourism Board, was officially launched in 1997 to create awareness, position and market Jordan in North America. JTBNA follows the guidelines of the National Tourism Strategy and has offices in Washington D.C., Canada and Mexico, and represents Jordan in trade, consumer and media events. The JTB was officially launched in March 1998 as an independent, public-private sector partnership committed to utilizing marketing strategies to brand, position and promote the Jordan tourism product as the destination of choice within international markets. The adopted strategies are tuned to reflect the true image of the Jordan tourism product, being a cultural, natural, religious, adventurous, leisure and MICE destination. The JTB has eleven offices in Europe and North America