CROSSDEV: Educational Tour for Press in Aqaba, Jordan

Through the Jordan Ministry of Tourism, a team of journalists and members of the press will take part in a field trip to the tourist sites in Jordan on Saturday August 8th, 2020. The visit will include the city of Aqaba, one of the implementation areas of the CROSSDEV project, under the responsibility of local partner JREDS, the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan.

JREDS team will have the pleasure of guiding the 30+ participating journalists in a field tour of some of the archeological and tourist sites of Aqaba.

During the visit the journalists will be briefed about the CROSSDEV project and its scopes of emphasising the role of tourism as a tool to empower less-known destinations and boost socio-economic development.

The field trip will include the Islamic Ayla City, the Byzantine Church Ruins, Tell Al-Khalifa, Cedar Pride Shipwrek, the Underwater Military Museum and the Visitor Center of the Aqaba Marine Park. The tour will be the occasion to inform the press about the sites and the future development through the CROSSDEV project.

Under the lead of the JREDS team, the tour will be accompanied by a representative of the Department of Antiquities (DOA) and representatives from the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA). The Jordan Tourism Board will also be invited.

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When: 8th August 2020, between 09:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.

Where: Aqaba City

Who: 30+ members of the press will be attending


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