Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association (JITOA) is pleased to announce that it has negotiated with the Euro-Arab Insurance Group to offer its tour operator members Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance coverage. Members have the option to purchase this coverage from September 1st 2009 and by January 1st 2010 all JITOA tour operator members will be required to maintain this insurance coverage.
Similar coverage has long been a requirement for many national tour operator associations, including the (USTOA) and the (BTOA). Until now, such coverage has not been available for Jordanian tour operators. The development of this coverage is another mark of JITOA’s ongoing efforts to raise the standards for Jordan’s inbound tour operators to meet International Best Practices guidelines. Foreign outbound tour operators are increasingly requiring that their inbound partners have professional indemnity and public liability coverage, and JITOA is pleased that its members can now provide the mark of high professional standards to its overseas partners.
JITOA also offers its members several benefits such as a wide range of educational programs, familiarization visits to tourism sites throughout Jordan and advocacy on a number of issues which affect the tourism sector, one of Jordan’s most important export industries accounting for more than 12% of the country’s GDP.
The Jordan Inbound Tour Operators Association is a voluntary-membership organization comprised of active tour operator members and associate members (including hotels and hotel chains, Event Management Companies, NGO’s, Buss Companies, educators, tour guides and others) with an interest in improving the quality of the visitor’s experience in Jordan. JITOA and its membership are actively committed to raising the standards of the industry as a whole through the spread of Codes of Conduct, a Code of Ethics and by providing continuing education and advocacy support to the industry.