If your clients can stand the heat, Travel Agent suggests a trip to Jordan. This Middle Eastern country, which touches the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea, is mostly desert and offers a cohesive mix of ancient civilization and modern lifestyle. The bustling capital of Amman dates back to the Stone Age and contains fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Today a burgeoning resort haven, in ancient times, the Red Sea port city Aqaba was the main port for shipments from the Red Sea to the Far East. Here are two properties to keep in mind for clients headed to Jordan.
Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea, in the
As worthwhile as each accommodation is, Marketing Manager
Najem Khalil says the most popular pick is a Ishtar Superior room—even though
this is the hotel's lowest category. Offering plenty of space, rooms located on
the ground floor have approximately 538 square feet, a sitting area and veranda
with terrace furniture, as well as direct pool access and easy beach access.
Rooms located on the first floor have approximately 430 square feet and a
private 86-square-foot balcony with terrace furniture and great views of the
Also on the list of improvements is a new dining outlet. The Codes, a recently opened Asian inspired restaurant, serves up Thai dishes and sushi. Another top pick is The Obelisk Restaurant. By the end of the year, there will be a total of nine dining and lounge venues offering up ethnic and international cuisine.
Travel agents sending clients with a large gathering on the agenda should take note: The Grand Ballroom will also debut this year with a capacity of 800. If clients don't have quite as large a gathering in mind, or if they are simply executing a business meeting, the property also has extensive meeting facilities and an auditorium, which seats more than 200 people.
Another reason to bookmark this property is that we hear it
will feature the largest spa in the
When guests have to return home, the resort is situated approximately 43 miles southwest of Queen Alia International Airport and approximately 34 miles southwest of Amman—the bustling capital city. Travel agents sending their clients should contact Marketing Manager Najem Khalil at 962 5 356 8888 or [email protected].
For travel agents with clients headed to
Several properties will be popping up in this town, which
are sure to give even the most popular of
SAS Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba, is scheduled to open in February 2008. The
hotel's optimal beachfront location overlooks the
Adventurous clients who can pry themselves away from the
resort should explore what this area has to offer—venture to the Islamic walled