The iconic Jordan Trail is no stranger to prestigious awards – from the UNWTO to NatGeo's Best 21 of the World, and the 2018 World Tourism Award just last year. This year, they're shortlisted for the Best in Adventure category at The International Travel & Tourism Awards, presented by WTM London on November 5th. Clearly, this is not their first rodeo.
The International Travel & Tourism Awards are the industry's highest accolades, celebrating the success of national, regional, and city tourist boards, as well as outstanding private sector companies and individuals. And outstanding they most definitely are! A long-distance hiking trail in Jordan, The Jordan Trail connects the length of the country from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south, and offers 40 days of hiking that span over 650 kilometers of genuine experiences, passing through more than 52 villages and towns. Beyond being just a stunning hiking trail with adventure around every bend, The Jordan trail has proven itself to be an effective platform for socio-economic development and environmental conservation, turning marginal areas into responsible travel havens and bringing prosperity to underprivileged communities while protecting a fragile diversity of ecosystems.
Yeah, these guys are a pretty big deal.
Other competitors shortlisted in the Best in Adventure category include Rubondo Island Camp, Alice in 7 Wnoderlands, Discover Chernobyl by Explore, Intrepid Travel Women's Expeditions, Guyana as a Leading Sustainable Adventure Destination, Creating the Closest Thing to Flying, Alpe Adria Trail, and Getting off the Beaten Track in Northern Thailand.