Monday, August 11, 2008


Registration is now underway for the Nov. 6-15 press tour of Jordan,
sponsored by the Jordan Tourism Board, N.A. (JTBNA).

Members of the Associated Church Press (ACP), the Evangelical Press
Association (EPA) and the Catholic Press Association (CPA) are eligible to

Dates: Nov. 6-15, 2008
(Nov. 6: Depart JFK at 10:30 p.m. Eastern/Nov. 15: Return JFK at 4 p.m.)

Itinerary Highlights:

* Briefing by officials from The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies
(RIIFS) and the Baptism Site Commission.

* Visits to several holy sites, including Mount Nebo, Umm Qais (where the
miracle of the Gadarene swine took place) and Bethany beyond the Jordan
(where Jesus was baptized).

* Visits to the rose-red rock city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of
the World, and Wadi Rum, the desert referenced by T.E. Lawrence as "vast,
echoing and God-like."

* Relaxation at the Red Sea port of Aqaba and the Dead Sea, the world's
largest open-air spa.


JTBNA will provide round-trip travel to Jordan from John F. Kennedy Airport
in New York, and cover all accommodation at 4- and 5-star hotels; ground
transportation; guides; meals and park entrance fees throughout the press

Journalists are responsible for domestic travel to/from John F. Kennedy
Airport and for tips and incidentals throughout the tour, usually amounting
to $175-$200.

To Register:

E-mail Christine Moore of JTBNA at to obtain a
Media Registration Form and additional information, including:

* Complete itinerary

* Pre-Departure Information

* Passport Form

Registration is on a first-come basis. Nineteen (19) seats are available
for this press tour. A media registration and passport form must be
completed and returned to JTBNA to reserve your seat.

All participants must have a passport that cannot expire within six months
of date of travel.

1 comment:

Mean Dean said...

I did this tour last year, you can read my ramblings at

I also did the trip in 2004. Don't be shy to email me and ask me about my experiences, tips, resources, etc ...