Message from the Board of Directors
2015 has been an interesting and challenging year for JITOA and the tourism sector alike. On one hand, numbers of tourism arrivals continued to drop, and on the other hand new markets and opportunities were explored. At JITOA, we tried to use 2015 to introduce new change, new strategic direction, and a plan of work for the coming 3 years that will help JITOA and its members use the current situation as an opportunity.
In the sections below, we have shared the various activities and achievements that we worked hard to attain. We worked closely with our members to help them in their daily needs and inquiries; with government in relation to various new regulations and impediments; we created international linkages with relevant associations which offer our members better exposure; our networking activities increased and reached to a different level with the Power Breakfast series. Whether it is Amman, Aqaba, Petra or Dead Sea our members reach has been spread all over the country.
Early in 2015, we conducted an internal assessment of the association in accordance with the criteria for business associations set by the King Abdullah II Award for Excellence program, and accordingly developed a 3 year strategic plan that shall be JITOA guide through 2018.
There is certainly a lot of work to be done, however the opportunities within JITOA and within the sector are huge. Our motto for this year has been “for all sector players to work in one hand, to speak in one voice and to work honestly and collectively for the bigger benefit of all”.
2016 presents a lot of challenges, but we hope that the outlook is more positive. In the months to come we are happy to share our 2016-2018 strategic plan and direction to achieve the Excellence we all yearn to.
We wish the new Board of Directors continued and bigger success, for the benefit of all members.
JITOA Board 2016-2018
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2016-2018
Ms. Ghada Najjar - Managing Director - Karma House Travel & Tourism
Mr. Awni Kawar - General Manager - Petra Travel & Tourism Co
Ms. Arwa Mahadin - Director - Tyche Tours
Mr. Fadi Sayess - President - Discovery Travel & Eco Tourism
Mr. Eid Nawafleh- Managing Director - Jordan Tours
Mr. Karim Mubarak - Chief Executive Officer - Amani Tours
Mr. Nasser Zaatarah - General Manager - Zaatarah & Co. Tourist & Travel Agency
JITOA is the only tourism business association in Jordan representing the Jordan Inbound Tour Operators, and works closely with its members to raise the standard of practice in the Jordan Tourism Sector.
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