The Jordan Tourism Board is celebrating 25 years of the classic movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at WTM.


Parts of the film, starring Harrison Ford, directed by Steven Spielberg and co-written by George Lucas, were filmed at Petra in Jordan. More recently, Jordan welcomed celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott for his forthcoming TV series on street food. The show saw Ainsley sample some traditional Bedouin specialities as well as typical Amman street fare.


The tourism board has also announced its first 18-hole golf course in the Red Sea resort of Aqaba. Due to open in early spring and designed by Greg Norman, the golf course is part of a wider $1billion development from Ayla Oasis Development Company.


Visitors to the stand can also learn about further major developments in the country, including the new Abdali project which is set to create a new downtown area in the capital Amman.


Meanwhile, the tourism board has become the first in the Middle East to introduce a virtual visitor centre and online chat feature to its website. These two user-friendly developments along with the interactive trip planner will help visitors when planning a self-guided visit.


For details see www.visitjordan.com or visit stand ME150.

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