- by Haneen Nofal
in Latest News
Low-cost airlines like Ryanair, Easyjet, and Norwegian have all recently taken notice of Jordan as a prime winter destination for European travelers. As more and more travelers are eager to visit the Middle East, airlines are providing more efficient and cost-friendly options.
This winter season 2018/19, low-cost direct flights are more frequent and readily available making it easier than ever to travel to famous sites like the lost city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Wadi Rum Desert, or the impressive capital city of Amman known for its well-preserved ancient Roman ruins and dynamic history.
Direct flights arrive into Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. To keep up with the steady flow of tourists and increased demand, Jordan Shuttle, the first service of its kind is now offering a shared shuttle service making it that effortless for travelers to move towards independent travel within the region. The rise of tourism in Jordan also brings a rise in independent travel, specifically as travelers feel safer than in previous years and are eager to explore on their own. Independent travel empowers travelers and enables them to make personalized decisions in order to create a unique, customized experience.
Shuttles offer a low-cost solution for European tourists arriving via air who are looking for an affordable and convenient transportation option. Jordan Shuttle is operated in coordination with each individual airline meaning that the shuttles are timed with arrival and departures to and from Europe. The shuttles operate seven days a week and are booked online providing peace of mind for arriving or departing tourists while also being a low-cost solution for European tourists.
Jordan Shuttle also assists with travel to the old city of Jerusalem in neighboring Israel, bridging the border between the two countries which can sometimes be challenging to visitors looking to cross. Use of the shuttle service bridges the gap between these major sites making them more accessible and providing reliable and safe options for independent travelers.
Main connections offered from Jordan Shuttle include:
• Amman Airport – Amman
• Aqaba Airport – Aqaba
• Aqaba Airport/Aqaba City – Eilat Hotels
• Amman- Petra
Jordan has gained popularity as a winter destination offering an escape from the winter blues with the sunny and temperate weather, rich ancient history, traditional and innovative cuisine, and warm, welcoming people. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, “The Middle East [too] has been a buoyant market for the travel and tourism industry” and according to estimates, tourism and travel in the Middle East is projected to reach $165.3 billion by the year 2025. The major travel site TripAdvisor has seen some 12,888 conversations and topics opened in the online forum section of travelers inquiring about travel in Jordan, questions ranging from “family travel”, “romantic travel” to “adventure travel” and “rest and relaxation”. Travelers are eager to learn more about this dynamic destination and are preparing to visit in the coming year. As the 2018 winter season quickly approaches, travel experts in the region are ready to welcome European travelers and show them all that Jordanian hospitality has to offer.