Our History (Since 1965)
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In 1965, one man had a vision; this vision was to create ease in travel and tourism destination realization, not only for Jordanians, but for Arabs as a whole. This vision was translated into a reality, when a small operation called Petra Travel & Tourism Co. was created. Having traveled the world and seen the level of service in the industry; Nasser Kawar was convinced that he could deliver a higher level of service that would allow him to build a base of loyal customers that would grow in demand as he grew in offering. Over almost four decades, the company grew, and with it grew the offering. From travel and tourism; to creating inbound tourism opportunities for foreigners wishing to visit the Hashemite Kingdom; Next came the creation of special holiday packages for honeymooners, families and friends who wanted Petra to create for them dynamic and all inclusive packages. Additionally the exclusive representation of a wide portfolio of airlines was added to the service offering, and as the years went by an express cargo service was offered to meet the growing demands of shipping. With the creation of impressive hotel properties in Aqaba, Petra and the Dead Sea; creating therein a comprehensively horizontally integrated group of companies that would work with one key objective in mind... offering a top notch service to a market whose demand, dreams and desire is growing. Petra Travel & Tourism company has not only been involved in taking Jordanians to the world it is also proud of the fact that today it is a key role player in bringing the world to Jordan. More than 45 years have now passed and the company is still working on the cutting edge of tourism and travel solution provision.

A pioneer in providing outgoing tourism from Jordan to all corners of the earthy, Petra Holidays was the first in its sector to launch the concept of scheduled chartered flights from Jordan to Cyprus, Greece, Spain, Romania and Germany (to name a few).

A successful combination between a dedicated outgoing department and a team of experienced, trained professionals has created a dynamic and specialized service offering that caters to the specific needs and requirements of both the business and holiday traveler. Petra Holidays has also been the first to create a holiday shop concept in Amman, and a pioneer in the region with this creation.

Petra Holidays continues to maintain its position as a leader with the strength of more than 45 years behind it and the promise of a glorious future ahead of it with a wide scope of services that include; cruises, family vacations, treatment and wellbeing SPAs, religious, education and exotic honeymoon options as well as instant worldwide hotel bookings for both business and holiday travelers.

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