About Us

Letter from the Founder


Mission Statement & Company Profile

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


Petra Travel Members

Letter from the Founder

It has given me great pride to witness the growth of Petra Travel & Tourism Co. over the past forty years, from modest beginnings to a leading travel and tourism operator in the region.

Since its establishment in 1965, Petra Travel & Tourism Co. has been striving for excellence in the travel and tourism industry, offering only the best to its clients and partners, and aiming for distinction by continuously seeking innovative approaches to better the quality of service.

Petra Travel & Tourism Co. boasts a solid team of motivated, highly-skilled professionals backed by state of the art technology.

Our clear sense of commitment to serve our valued clients in the best manner makes Petra Travel & Tourism Co. the leader in its field, successfully meeting the challenges of the new era in travel and tourism industry.

I hope you will find this web-site a useful, comprehensive brief on our company and its various departments. On our part, we promise to offer a unique and excellent service that will continue exceed all expectations.

Nasser Kawar
Founder & Chairman


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Mission Statement &
Company Profile

Mission Statement

Our aim is to serve our customers with the same commitment we hold for our Jordanian tradition of integrity and hospitality, fuelled by a dedication to dynamism, efficiency, and quality to meet the ever-changing and challenging requirements of the travel and tourism industry.
Company Profile

Petra Tours
Petra Tours is the leading tour operator in Jordan, specialized in accommodating the needs of tourists from all over the world. Having the advantage of marketing a country whose land of beauty and variety offers the best in modern, ancient, idyllic, and adventure-filled experiences, Petra Tours offers packages catering to archaeological, pilgrimage, incentive, cultural, business, sport, nature, bird-watching, and other special-interest groups.

Petra Holidays
Petra Holidays has played a leading role in the development of outgoing tourism from Jordan to all over the world, particularly since it was the first to launch the concept of scheduled chartered flights from Jordan to Greece, Spain, Romania, and Germany, to name but a few. A dedicated Outgoing Department, with fully-trained and experienced personnel, was created to further advance the specialized services on offer and cater to the specific requirements of holiday makers.

Petra Holidays' scope of services includes cruises, family vacations, treatments and spa packages, tailor-made exotic honeymoon offers and hotel reservation , whether business or pleasure.

Petra World Travel
Petra World Travel have proudly put together a Front Office for Direct Sales and a back office along with Corporate Sales and Relationship Management System (CRM) for Corporate Accounts which will greatly improve the efficiency of our staff and innovatively reorganize the handling of corporate Accounts to the ultimate satisfaction of our clients. 

Petra World Travel (Corporate Travel Division) is uniquely placed to help companies organize, economize, streamline and account for their travel costs, paving the way of executives to achieve their objective with fewer problems and better cost efficiency.

Petra World Travel (Corporate Travel Division) equipped with the very latest technology and a wide range of products, CRM, benefits and services, as well as we can assist your company with precise cost-effective travel making and assign a dedicated highly experienced travel consultant to handle all travel requirement of our corporate travelers along with a back-up travel consultant, sure your trips are perfectly orchestrated and as relaxed as possible.

Petra Express Cargo

Petra Express Cargo was founded as a separate unit in the Petra Travel & Tourism Co., dedicated to offering exclusive services, handling cargo requests from cargo and forwarding agents in a professional, efficient manner for all its airline representations, namely: Austrian Airlines (Europe and USA via Vienna), Cyprus Airways (Europe via Larnaca), Qatar Airways (Gulf Region and the Far East via Doha), Tarom-Romania Air Transport (Europe and USA via Bucharest), and Federal Express (cargo) (USA and the Far East).

Petra  Events Management
A division of Petra Travel & Tourism Co.,  Petra Events management was created to meet up the rapid global growth of the MEETING, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION [MICE] industry and also, as a response to the increasing demand for specialization in the MICE planning field in Jordan and the Middle East region.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

At PTTCo., we also have a commitment to our community.  Giving back to society as we grow and evolve as a company has been a constant endeavour for us, and we take pride in being a company with a strong social conscience.  We are closely linked to the communities we operate in, and our commitment to making a positive difference and improving livelihoods is a sustained effort and responsibility.

Through our CSR portfolio, we have built several long-term relationships with local Jordanian institutions over the years, and continue to foster new associations with foundations and causes, which will allow us to share our growth and success nationally where it is needed.

To ensure that our actions make a real difference, we have successfully supported the following establishments:

The King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF):
An independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit institution founded in 1997 by a Royal Decree to combat cancer in Jordan and the Middle East.

The Jordan River Foundation (JRF):
non-profit Jordanian non-governmental organization established in 1995 and Chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, whose vision is to empower society, especially women and children, and in turn, improve the quality of life to secure a better future for all Jordanians.

The Children's Museum Jordan (CMJ):
he first hands-on establishment of its kind in Jordan, inaugurated in May 2007 as part of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah's commitment to children's well-being, education and development.

A grassroots initiative established by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah in coordination with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, to renovate public schools in urgent need of repair, enriching learning environments and enhancing opportunities for school children in Jordan and the Arab World.

Ministry of Environment:
A Ministry to improve the quality of the environment and the maintenance of the Jordanian and conservation of natural resources and contribute to the achievement of sustainable development through the preparation and development of policies, legislation and strategies and monitoring programs can be implemented and the introduction of environmental concepts into national development plans.

Mabarrat Um Al Hussein:
Mabarrat Um al Hussein is a home for disadvantaged, orphaned boys that was established in 1951 by the late Queen Zein Al Sharaf, Princess Basma's mother. In 1994, at the request of His Majesty the late King Hussein, Princess Basma became Patron of Mabarrat Um Al Hussein, continuing the late Queen's legacy of caring for children in need.

General Sales Agents in Jordan


Petra Travel Members

Founder & Chairman


    MAZEN KAWAR                     AWNI KAWAR                       WAEL KAWAR

                    SIMON MASSIS                             SAKHER KAWAR
         Business Development manager           Systems Manager & Director of Finance

                                           ELIAS AKKAWI
Cargo & Airport Services Manager