Heliconia’s Jordan Trail Film Selected as a Top 3 Finalist at the 2017 Adventure Travel World Summit

4 December 2017

Heliconia is proud to announce recently earning a top position in an international film competition. While filming an episode of their adventure travel series, Epic Trails, the production team also produced a short film for entry in the 2017 Adventure in Motion Film Competition put on by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). With the help of local guides and the welcoming nature of Jordan’s Bedouin community, the film explores the newly developed Jordan Trail—a 450-mile hiking trail traversing the length of the country through some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes and historical sites, including the ancient city of Petra.

“We traveled Jordan from North to South along the incredible Jordan Trail; affording us what can only be considered a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the rich diversity and beauty of this country,” explains Epic Trails host, Eric Hanson. “Exploring the many regions touched by the Jordan Trail more than exceeded my expectations and it was truly special for all of us on so many levels.”

Selected from over 140 submissions, the film was featured as one of the top three finalists at the 2017 Adventure Travel World Summit in Salta, Argentina and shown to over 700 industry delegates from 54 countries.

Deputy Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, North America, Janine Jervis, applauds the opportunity to have Jordan featured in such a film and hopes it “will entice travelers to come and capture the generosity of the Jordanian people and their eagerness to make all visitors feel welcome.”

Watch The Jordan Trail short film online here, or the full 22-minute TV episode of Epic Trails: The Jordan Trail—now free online—on Heliconia’s BackpackingTV YouTube Channel.

The show is currently seeking more hiking, climbing and mountain biking destinations to film in 2018. If you are interested in becoming an episode partner and hosting the Epic Trails crew, please contact Stefanie Manton-Ward at 613.582.7154 or [email protected].

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