The New Aqaba Tourist Information Center officially opened
The new Aqaba Tourist Information Center was officially opened on the 25th of April 2012 under the patronage Of H.E Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority’s Chief Commissioner, and USAID Mission Dierctor Beth Paige with the presence of dignitaries; official’s and stake holders representing the Tourism sector.
Completion of this national project was a result of combined efforts and support of two United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programs. The conceptual designs and interior designing was provided by Jordan Tourism Development Project (2), and the Expansion and renovation works was supported by Aqaba Community and Economic Development (ACED) Program, who funded this project and provided technical support by implementing designs, expansion works, and furnishing the center.
Aqaba old Tourist information center came into operation in September 2005 under the umbrella of the Marketing and Tourism Directorate at the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority in order to promote the city of Aqaba as a global high-quality tourism destination, improve tourism services, and place Aqaba on the world map and enhance its identity.
The concept of the center as a whole is the first of its kind in Jordan and the region, it provides unique services and information to meet tourist expectations and enrich the tourism experience, and all tourists visiting the center can obtain sufficient information on attractions, guidance, and advice in and around Aqaba
With the new location and facilities, tourists can spend much more time inside by watching a movie, browsing brochures, and enjoying the garden. Again, it is in the heart of the city and close to all facilities and attractions and visible to all visitors.