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Jordan battling to rescue its key earner tourism

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Tourists at the ruins of Jabal Al-Qala'a (The Castle Mountain) in the capital Amman. Many visitors have stayed away because of the raging violence in neighbouring Iraq and Syria.

Amman

NATURAL wonders it has in abundance, but natural resources are lacking. And now one of Jordan's main money-earners - tourism - is being killed off by regional conflicts.

A haven of peace surrounded by war, Jordan is turning to contingency measures to try to revive its tourism