Dream Jordan Sustainable Vision Statement
We envision a world where travel enriches not only the lives of explorers but also the planet, we call home. As a pioneering travel agency, we are dedicated to leading the way in sustainable tourism. Our vision is a vibrant tapestry of experiences, where the footsteps of travelers leave a legacy of preservation, empowerment, and inspiration.
In our world, every journey is an opportunity to:
Preserve: We are stewards of our planet's natural wonders and cultural treasures. Our commitment to eco-friendly practices ensures that the destinations we offer thrive for generations to come.
- Empower: We empower local communities by supporting fair trade, responsible tourism, and community-led initiatives. Travel with us contributes to the growth and prosperity of the places we visit.
- Inspire: We aim to inspire travelers to become ambassadors for sustainable living. Our journeys spark a lifelong passion for responsible travel and environmental consciousness.
Dream-Jordan is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of business travel while controlling costs effectively. This policy aims to provide guidelines and strategies to achieve these goals.
This policy applies to all employees and business, and arrival tourists -related travel activities.
3. Guidelines for Reducing Emissions and Costs
3.1. Limiting Flights
- Employees / Agents should consider alternatives to air travel, such as video conferencing, when possible.
- Encouraging employees/agents to prioritize essential trips.
3.2. Carbon Emissions of Vehicles
- Encourage the use of fuel-efficient or low-emission vehicles for business & tourism travel.
- Promote the use of electric or hybrid vehicles where feasible.
3.3. Public Transport
- Encourage employees/arrival tourists to use public transportation, carpooling, or ridesharing for trips, especially for shorter distances.
- Provide guidance on when public transport is a suitable alternative to using personal vehicles.
3.4. Support for Sustainable Commuting
- Implement a "Cycle to enjoy" scheme to incentivize tourists to commute by bicycle by promoting cycling Jordan itinerary
- Promote walking or using eco-friendly transportation modes for commutes, by promoting Jordan`s trail (Hiking & Trekking)
3.5. Remote Meetings and Technology
- Promote the use of video conferencing, telecommuting, and other remote meeting technologies to reduce the need for physical travel.
- Provide training and resources for employees to facilitate effective virtual meetings.
3.6 Incentives and Recognition
- Recognize and reward employees who consistently demonstrate commitment to sustainable travel practices.
- Consider cost-sharing incentives for employees who choose low-emission or eco-friendly modes of transportation.
3.7 Compliance and Accountability
- Encourage a culture of responsibility and environmental awareness within Dream-Jordan employees and outside agents
3.8 Review and Revision
- Periodically review and update this policy to incorporate new technologies and best practices for reducing emissions and costs.
3.9 Legal Compliance
- Ensure that this policy complies with all relevant environmental regulations and laws.
By implementing this Business Travel and Sustainability Policy, Dream-Jordan and agents can reduce its carbon footprint, lower travel-related costs, and contribute to a more sustainable and responsible business culture.
1.Ramps: Installing ramps at entrances and exits to replace or complement stairs. Ramps should have proper slopes, handrails, and non-slip surfaces.
2.Accessible Parking: Designated accessible parking spaces close to entrances with proper signage and ample space for vehicle transfers.
3.Wide Doorways: Ensuring that doorways are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility devices, typically at least 32 inches (81 cm) wide.
4.Elevators and Lifts: Installing elevators or platform lifts where stairs are the primary means of access to different levels of a building.
5.Accessible Restrooms: Designing restrooms with enough space for wheelchair users, grab bars, lowered sinks, and accessible toilets with adequate clearance.
6.Accessible Signage: Using clear and easy-to-read signage with tactile elements and Braille for individuals with visual impairments.
7.Visual and Auditory Signals: Incorporating visual and auditory signals in elevators and at crossings for those with visual or hearing impairments.
8.Accessible Seating: Providing seating options that are suitable for individuals with mobility challenges, such as chairs without arms or designated spaces for wheelchairs.
9.Service Counters: Designing service counters at a height suitable for wheelchair users and providing lower sections for accessibility.
10.Assistive Listening Systems: Installing assistive listening systems in theaters, auditoriums, and meeting rooms for individuals with hearing impairments.
11.Text-to-Speech Technology: Implementing text-to-speech technology on websites and digital displays to assist those with visual impairments.
12.Accessible Pathways: Ensuring that pathways are free of obstacles and have proper curb cuts for wheelchair users.
13.Accessible Transportation: Offering wheelchair-accessible vehicles or public transportation options and providing assistance for boarding and disembarking.
14.Accessible Website and Information: Creating an accessible website with alternative text for images, captioned videos, and easy navigation for screen readers.
15.Training Staff: Providing training to staff on how to assist customers with disabilities and creating a welcoming and respectful environment.
16.Emergency Evacuation Plans: Developing and communicating clear emergency evacuation plans that take into account the needs of individuals with disabilities.
17.Accessible Communication: Offering alternative communication methods, such as written materials or sign language interpreters, for individuals with communication disabilities.
18.Accessible Technology: Providing assistive technology devices or apps that can help people with disabilities navigate your facility or access information.
19.Feedback Mechanism: Establishing a feedback mechanism for customers with disabilities to report issues and provide suggestions for improvement.
20.Regular Accessibility Audits: Conducting regular accessibility audits and assessments to identify areas for improvement and ensure ongoing compliance
At Dream-Jordan tourism & Travel, we believe that travel should not only be an exploration of beautiful landscapes and rich cultures but also an opportunity to protect and preserve our planet. With a deep commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism, we invite you to embark on an unforgettable eco-journey through the heart of Jordan.
1: "A Greener Way to Explore"
Our journey begins with a promise to minimize our carbon footprint. We carefully plan our tours to minimize long-haul flights, encourage eco-friendly transportation options, and select accommodations committed to sustainability practices. By choosing At Dream-Jordan tourism & Travel, you're already taking a step towards a greener adventure.
2: "The Beauty of Jordan's Natural World"
Jordan is renowned for its diverse landscapes, from the stunning Wadi Rum desert, Jordan trail, Dana Biosphere Reserve, to the ancient wonders of Petra. We ensure that our tours immerse you in the natural beauty of Jordan while also educating you on the importance of preserving these delicate ecosystems for future generations.
3: "Community Engagement and Empowerment"
We believe in giving back to the communities we visit. Our tours include visits to local initiatives and support local businesses to ensure that your travel dollars directly benefit the people and places you encounter. This not only enriches your experience but also helps in the sustainable development of Jordan's communities.
4: "Leave No Trace"
As responsible travelers, we adhere to the "Leave No Trace" principles. Our guides are trained to lead eco-conscious tours, ensuring that we leave the environment exactly as we found it. We promote waste reduction, encourage hiking and trekking, and advocate for responsible water and food usage during our journeys.
Chapter 5: "Conservation Efforts"
We actively support conservation organizations and partner with local agencies dedicated to protecting Jordan's natural and cultural heritage. By choosing [Your Travel Agency Name], you're contributing to these vital efforts.
Conclusion: "Join Us in Protecting Jordan's Treasures"
At Dream-Jordan Tourism and travel, we invite you to experience the wonders of Jordan in a way that honors its natural and cultural heritage. Together, we can create lasting memories while preserving the environment for generations to come. Join us on an eco-journey through Jordan, where every step is a step towards a greener future.
This green story highlights Dream-Jordan commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism in Jordan, which can resonate with eco-conscious travelers seeking meaningful and environmentally friendly experiences.
In order to achieve this objective, we want to act on the levers at our disposal as than travel agent. We know that this process is a long process much more than an end in oneself.
Here are some of the actions we are implementing in 2023 as part of our approach. "Responsible tourism".
1. Raising awareness of the "Traveller's Ethical Charter"
• We are convinced that educating our customers about behavior to adopt in the countries they visit is our responsibility.
• Thus, since the end of 2022, we add "the ethical charter of the traveler of Act for Responsible Tourism" in the travel diary of our customers.
• Each country has its own traditions, cultures and religions that need to be understood and understood. Respect rather than judge. Our travelers are committed to a humble and respectful of the countries and peoples they visit.
2. Carbon absorption
Air transport contributes to global warming through the combined effect of the combustion of kerosene and white streaks generated by aero planes. The air represents today according to sources between 5 and 8% of the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere annually. Like the others Air transport aims for carbon neutrality by 2050. But this road will be long and requires huge investments in biofuels and hydrogen technologies. As a long-haul tour operator, we are aware of our environmental responsibility. When it will be possible to travel far in a carbon-free way, we will be the first to offer this type of transport to our customers.
Dream-Jordan is a member of the JES association (Jordan Environment society)
In the meantime, we are acting along FIVE axes:
- Sustainable Accommodations: Partnering with eco-friendly and environmentally conscious accommodations that minimize their carbon footprint and support local communities.
- Responsible Tourism: Promoting responsible tourist behaviors, such as avoiding littering, respecting wildlife habitats, and adhering to local guidelines.
- Wildlife Conservation: Supporting and actively participating in local wildlife conservation efforts, ensuring the preservation of endangered species and their habitats.
- Educational Initiatives: Providing educational materials to raise awareness among travelers about the importance of environmental conservation and wildlife protection.
- Community Engagement: Engaging with local communities to ensure that tourism benefits their livelihoods and promotes sustainable development.
In 2023, we extended our partnership with We Travel (Online Travel Agency) by adding a 1% donation for each traveler who wishes to donate to the Jordan Environment Protection Fund.
1. Equal Opportunity: We provide equal opportunities for all individuals, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.
2. Non-Discrimination: Discrimination, harassment, or bullying based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.
3. Diversity and Inclusion: We celebrate and embrace diversity, recognizing that it enriches our travel agency/arrival tourists/community and makes us stronger.
4. Responsibilities: It is the responsibility of every member of Dream-Jordan/arrival tourist/community to uphold this policy and contribute to an inclusive atmosphere.
1. Risk Assessment and Management:
• Conducting risk assessments of destinations, and activities by applying all Ministry of Tourism & Jordan Tourism Board standard policy to avoid any risk during tours
• Continuously monitor and assess risks during the trip. Continuously monitor and assess risks during the trip.
2. Health and Safety Training:
• Train staff, including tour guides, on health and safety protocols, first aid, and emergency response by Guide Tourism association
• Ensure guides are well-versed in local laws, customs, and potential hazards.
3. Health and Medical Resources:
• Maintain a list of local healthcare facilities and emergency contact numbers.
• Carry a well-stocked first-aid kit and any necessary medications or medical supplies.
4. Transportation Safety:
• Ensure transportation providers adhere to safety regulations and conduct regular maintenance checks.
• Provide seat belts and safety briefings to passengers.
5. Accommodation Safety:
• Collaborate with reputable hotels and accommodations that meet safety standards.
• Ensure rooms have working smoke detectors and clear evacuation plans.
6. Food Safety:
• Choose restaurants and food providers with good hygiene practices.
• Educate tourists about safe food and water consumption in the region.
• Maintain clear lines of communication with tourists throughout the trip.
• Use mobile apps or other technologies for updates and emergency notifications.
8. Local Regulations and Compliance:
• Abide by all local laws and regulations, including permits and licenses.
• Stay informed about any changes in regulations related to tourism and health.
• Ensure that tourists have adequate travel insurance covering health, trip cancellations, and emergency evacuations.
10. Health Screening and Vaccinations:
• Stay updated on health requirements and recommend necessary vaccinations or health precautions to tourists.
11. Tourist Education:
• Provide tourists with safety guidelines and encourage them to follow local customs and rules.
• Emphasize the importance of responsible and sustainable travel practices.
12. Crisis Communication:
• Develop a crisis communication plan to keep tourists informed during emergencies.
• Use multiple communication channels, such as SMS, email, and social media.
13. Monitoring and Feedback:
• Continuously monitor the health and safety performance of the tour.
• Collect feedback from tourists to improve procedures and address concerns.
14. Environmental Responsibility:
• Promote sustainable tourism practices to minimize environmental impact and protect natural resources.
15. Local Partnerships:
• Collaborate with local authorities and organizations to access up-to-date information and resources.
• Be flexible and adaptable in response to changing circumstances, such as weather conditions or unforeseen events.
By implementing these procedures, tour operators and Dream-Jordan can significantly enhance the safety and well-being of tourists, creating a positive and memorable travel experience while minimizing risks.
1. Mansaf: Considered the national dish of Jordan, mansaf is a traditional Jordanian meal. It consists of lamb or goat cooked in a yogurt-based sauce called jameed and served over a bed of rice. Mansaf is typically eaten with one's hands.
2. Falafel: These deep-fried balls or patties are made from ground chickpeas or fava beans and are often served in pita bread with tahini sauce, fresh vegetables, and pickles.
3. Shawarma: Thinly sliced marinated meat (often lamb, chicken, or beef) is stacked on a vertical rotisserie and then shaved off and served in flatbread with various condiments and sauces.
4. Maqluba: This one-pot dish features layers of rice, meat (usually chicken, lamb, or beef), and vegetables cooked together and then flipped upside down for serving. The name "maqluba" means "upside down" in Arabic.
5. Kebabs: Jordan offers a variety of grilled meat and vegetable kebabs, including chicken, beef, and lamb, often seasoned with aromatic spices.
6. Moutabel: Similar to hummus, moutabel is a creamy dip made from roasted eggplant, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. It's typically served with flatbread.
7. Warak Enab: Grape leaves stuffed with a mixture of rice, ground meat, and spices, and cooked in a flavorful tomato-based sauce.
1. Knafeh: A popular Middle Eastern dessert made from shredded phyllo dough layered with sweet cheese or semolina, then soaked in sugar syrup and topped with crushed pistachios.
2. Baklava: Layers of filo pastry filled with nuts, usually walnuts or pistachios, and sweetened with syrup or honey.
3. Atayef: Small, stuffed pancakes that can be either sweet or savory. Sweet atayef are often filled with cream or nuts and then folded into a half-moon shape.
1. Mint Tea (Shai Na'na'): A refreshing and aromatic hot tea made from fresh mint leaves and black tea. It's a common drink in Jordan and throughout the Middle East.
2. Arabic Coffee (Gahwa): A strong and cardamom-spiced coffee often served in small cups, accompanied by dates as a gesture of hospitality.
3. Ayran: A cold and tangy yogurt-based drink, sometimes flavored with a touch of salt or mint.
4. Jallab: A sweet and fruity drink made from dates, grape molasses, and rosewater, often garnished with pine nuts and raisins.
5. Fresh Fruit Juices: Jordan boasts a variety of fresh fruit juices, including orange, pomegranate, and mixed fruit blends, which are widely available.
When dining in Jordan, be sure to explore the local markets and street food stalls to experience the full range of flavors and culinary traditions that the country has to offer.
Here is some general information about public transport in Jordan:
• Public Buses: The Jordanian government operates a public bus network that connects major cities and towns across the country. These buses are usually a cost-effective means of traveling between cities.
• JETT: The Jordan Express Tourist Transportation Company (JETT) provides bus services tailored for tourists. They offer routes between Amman and popular tourist destinations like Petra, Aqaba, and the Dead Sea.
• Service Taxis: In cities like Amman, you can find service taxis that operate on specific routes. They are shared taxis, and the fare is relatively low compared to private taxis.
• Private Taxis: Private taxis are also readily available and can be hired for more personalized transport. However, it's important to negotiate the fare before starting your journey or ensure the driver uses the meter.
3. Minibusses: In addition to regular buses, minibusses often operate on shorter routes within cities and towns, offering an alternative means of getting around.
4. Petra Shuttle: In Petra, a shuttle system is available to transport tourists from the visitor center to the entrance of Petra Archaeological Park. This shuttle helps reduce vehicle traffic around the ancient site.
5. Amman Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): Amman introduced a BRT system known as "Al-Wakalat Street BRT" to improve public transportation within the city. The system includes dedicated bus lanes and modern buses.
6. Aqaba Buses: Aqaba, a popular tourist destination on the Red Sea, also has a bus system to help visitors get around the city and explore nearby attractions.
7. Private Tour Operators: Many private tour operators in Jordan offer transportation services as part of tour packages, which can be a convenient way to explore the country's attractions.
8. Car Rentals: If you prefer more flexibility in your travels, you can rent a car from various rental agencies located in major cities and at airports.
Please keep in mind that transportation options and services may have evolved or changed. It’s advisable to verify current transportation options, schedules, and fares through local sources or official websites before planning your trip to Jordan. Additionally, consider the current travel advisories and safety guidelines, especially if you are traveling during or after significant global events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please visit the following public transportation website: https://www.touristjordan.com/public-transport-jordan/