Issue 62 / November 2011
Mastering Social Media to Boost Tourism Bookings

The third in a series of major conferences on taking the tourism industry in Jordan into the digital age took place at the end of October, with speakers representing such online giants as Google, YouTube and Facebook. Experts from Wanderfly, Social Edge, Betapond, and Travel Sheikh shared their great experience and insights on using social media marketing to drive bookings with the most lucrative target markets.
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20 November to 1 December
Training the teachers



  Headlines & Articles

Tourism restaurants in Jordan to become more accessible to persons with disabilities

An initiative has been launched to improve access to tourism restaurants in Jordan for people with disabilities. The project will create awareness of, and support for, the need to ensure that everybody has access to tourism facilities. It is being implemented by the Higher Council for Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, the USAID/Siyaha Project and JRA.
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1,036 students seeking hospitality and tourism careers

The revamped vocational training program for tourism and hospitality continues to be successful in attracting an ever-increasing number of young Jordanians to study tourism and hospitality, training them according to international standards and ensuring that more than 70% find jobs in the sector on graduating.
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Ajloun youth recognized for their volunteer work to help protect local tourist attractions

A ceremony was held at the historic Ajloun castle last month to recognize young volunteers from the area who took part in the clean-up campaign along the Ajloun nature trail, where 150 youth and others from the local communities living near the Ajloun tourism trail worked together to pick up more than 3 tonnes of litter along a 6km section.
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