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EarthCam launches Webcam Collection with live views of Jordan

Theodore Koumelis - 13 February 2013, 14:04

Included in the collection is the first webcam to deliver views of a world wonder. Viewers are invited to travel live to the ancient site of Petra.

EarthCam and the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) have teamed up to launch a collection of live streaming webcams with views of some of the country's most treasured and visited locations. This is a major development for the JTB, as Jordan is the first country in the Middle East to install tourism webcams.

A country rich in history, culture and heritage, Jordan has become a must-see destination for travellers from around the world. For those who are unable to physically travel to the destination, EarthCam's webcams act as a virtual passport.

Experience views of The Citadel Towers in capital city, Amman, where excavations at this site have uncovered Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. A second webcam takes viewers high above the busy city streets and delivers sweeping views of the vibrant capital.

Another camera, located at the Dead Sea, holds the title of the lowest webcam on the planet. The Dead Sea is known as the largest natural spa on Earth because of its rich sources of natural salts, sought after for their healing and therapeutic properties. Visit EarthCam's webcam in Aqaba, greatly prized as Jordan's window to the sea, for uninterrupted views of the Red Sea. The world's northernmost tropical sea, this rich and diverse ecosystem is home to more than 1,200 species of fish and boasts some of the world's best scuba diving. The beautiful coastline, blue waters and amazing coral reefs draw travellers and adventurers to this spot every year.

Included in the collection is the first webcam to deliver views of a world wonder. Viewers are invited to travel live to the ancient site of Petra. Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, this vast, unique city was carved into the sheer rock face by an industrious Arab civilization that settled at the location more than 2,000 years ago.

Clarissa Ramirez, EarthCam network product specialist, said: "We are thrilled to partner with the Jordan Tourism Board to give people around the world the chance to experience the country from several unique perspectives. This collection of educational and scenic cameras offers something for everyone, whether you are an adventure seeker, history buff or travel enthusiast."

Dr. Abdul Razzaq Arabiyyat, managing director of Jordan Tourism Board, said: "This is very exciting for the Jordan Tourism Board, as Jordan is the first country in the Middle East to install webcams for tourism purposes. This will not only show that Jordan is unaffected by the political turbulence that has been going on around the region, but will also showcase the beauty of the sites day and night."

Echoing Dr. Abdul Razzaq Arabiyyat's sentiment, Alaa Al Hindi, IT manager at Jordan Tourism Board added, "The installation of the EarthCam cameras show that Jordan is one of the most advanced countries in the region when it comes to state-of-the-art technologies. Having live streams of our beautiful Jordan just a click away from any PC or Smartphone is great!"

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