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Business Familiarization Trips (FAM Trips)

Voluntourism Project Phase I – Ghor Al Mazra’a / ZIKRA initiative (January 2010)
FAM trip to Ghor Al Mazra’a to experience a real Voluntourism package through visiting a local community that is benefiting from Voluntourists. Project participants of Tour Operator Companies enjoyed a full day activity in Ghor Al Mazra’a where they visited one of the local villages, volunteered in picking tomatoes from the farms in the Bandora Day activity and they got the chance to learn how to make of the handcrafts, taboon bread baking, olive seeds rosaries, and cooking a traditional dish made from fresh tomatoes “Galayet bandora” and many other interactive activities and getting involved with local communities. Read More (Link to Media Center News)

 



Ecotourism FAM Trip  - Feynan Ecolodge (March 2010)
JITOA organized two days Familiarization (FAM) trip, on the 7th and 8th of March, for its active members of Inbound Tour Operators to visit the first eco-lodge in Wadi Feynan, which is owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and operated by EcoHotels.  Group of JITOA tour operators’ staff were hosted at the Feynan Ecolodge, in the heart of the mountainous of Dana Biosphere Reserve. The group enjoyed one night stay at the lodge, where they were introduced to the area and the various activities offered to tourists at this magnificent natural site, highlighting the relation between the lodge and the benefits that it provides to the local community. Also, they got the chance to experience the generous hospitality and seamless natural beauty of the place. Read More (Link to Media Center News)

Did You KNOW

JITOA actively lobby for sector advocacy issues to provide a better business environment, while we helped in the negotiations process with the Tourism Ministry and governmental officials to exempt sales tax fees on travel packages to Jordan.

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