JITOA signed Memorandum of Understanding with Jordan University
Amman, 18/12/2018 – The Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association (JITOA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Jordan University, School of Archaeology and Tourism. The agreement which was signed by Mr. Awni Kawar, Chairman of the Board, and Dr. Nada Al-Rawabdeh, Dean of the School, aims at increased cooperation between the two organizations to enhance the level of tourism education and offer students the opportunity to get better access to the private sector, to the business know-how and provide opportunities for internships and training.
This step is an important part of JITOA strategy to enhance links with Academia, and provide private sector feedback on needed resources, new trends and developments in the tourism business requirements. On the other hand, the university will benefit from enhanced access to private sector leaders in the various tourism spheres through the JITOA membership basis, and will be able to actively engage in the sector’s activities.
This agreement is part of JITOA’s effort to support its members with relevant HR needs and create more awareness in the inbound tourism sector among undergraduate students.
JITOA Power Breakfast with The German Ambassador to Jordan H.E. Ms. Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, and under the patronage of The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ms. Majd Shweikeh. Sponsored by our Gold Sponsors TGF and Bronze Sponsors Jordan Duty Free, with the support of Fairmont Amman Jordanian Duty Free ShopsMercedes-Benz JordanFairmont Amman
The Jordanian Inbound Tour Operators Association, and in partnership with the Jordan Tourism Board and the Jordan Society of Travel Agents, organized a combined marketing trip to Poland between November 19 and 16 2018, with the participation of 9 travel agenda and 2 hotel chains. Poland is considered among the top outbound markets in Eastern Europe with around 14 million travelers per year, and $8.7 billion in spending. Ryan Air has opened up two new routes between Amman and 2 Polish cities (Warsaw and Krakow) as of October 2018.
The activity in Poland covered three event:
Event 1 – A B2B Event in Krakow / November 20, 2018
Event 2 – Participation in Meet the Bidder Conference in Warsaw / November 21, 2018
Event 3 – Participation at TT Warsaw Tourism Exhibition / November 22-24, 2018
In its effort to create more awareness among the sector and its partners on tourism importance, JITOA organized a cultural tour-guided walk from Al-Weibdeh area to Abdali Boulevard on October 13th.
The walk which was completed by 298 walkers was planned in celebration of World Tourism Day, which falls every year on September 27, with the aim to bring everyone together, and engage both industry and non-industry partners to highlight how important tourism is for the communities that it touches, and ultimately for Jordan at large.
This year, the theme for the World Tourism Day is “Digital Transformation”. Therefore JITOA worked on several levels to showcase the “Digital Transformation” aspect within the sector and how the various components are linked together. video
Joint trip with the Jordan Businessmen Association to Istanbul, as part of the Jordanian Turkish Business Form. The aim for the tourism sector presence was to build ties and explore means of collaborations with Turkish counterparts on promoting inbound traffic to Jordan.
Power Breakfast with HE Mr. Francisco Carlos Luz, Brazilian Ambassador to Jordan, under the patronage of HE Ms. Lina Annab, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, held at the Grand Millennium Hotel.
Digital Marketing Training in Aqaba with Rajaie Haddad for the tourism sector, supported by ASEZA, and held at the Intercontinental Aqaba.
MoU signing with INTAJ to work together on exposing the ICT sector to the tourism sector, and vice versa, and joining forces on various events, training requirements, and to build synergies across both sectors.
Secrets of Power Negotiations Training with Randa Azar, held at the Century Park Hotel.
Joint event with SCHEP – Al Safi Kitchen Project held at Century Park Hotel to highlight the experience at Al Safi Kitchen to the tour operators, and to incorporate them into their programs.
Joint event with Jordan Trail Association at Amman Rotana to highlight how the Jordan Trail can be packaged and promoted as part of the itineraries of the tour operators.