With over 590 member hotels representing around 21,000
employees and 30,368 rooms contributing to the GDP and working hand-in-hand with the government to decrease unemployment rates, and the value JHA adds to the hotel industry, to the hospitality sector, the tourism industry, and the Jordan economy is significant. To add, JHA is the biggest shareholder in the Jordan Applied University College of Hospitality & Tourism Education, one of the leading hospitality education establishments in the Middle East. The Jordan Hotel Association (JHA), a non-profit
organization, was founded in 1969 and is currently registered at the Ministry
of Tourism and Antiquities of Jordan under article 14 of the tourism law No.
(20) of year 1988, works with the Jordanian government and regulatory
authorities to ensure a unified voice for the Hospitality sector and a positive
operating environment for the hotel industry to thrive in, particularly during
economically challenging times. JHA is a member of several national and global tourism associations and activities, such as the International Federation of Hotels & Restaurants and Arab federation of Hotels & Tourism. It is one of the official supporters of the Jordan Tourism Board and its programs and activities. As the leading and unified voice for the Jordan Hotel and lodging sector, we are voicing yours, after all, it is your industry and your voice. Furthermore, JHA is acknowledged as the champion of hotel-related issues, including matters of taxation, tourism, marketing, corporate relations, labor, training, and consumer services. To safeguard and ensure that the Quality and efficiency of hotels operations remains a paramount concern as well as tourism services and professionals in Jordan are appreciated and continuously supported, JHA carries out periodical guidance visits to hotels and reviews their internal operations to provide advice to staff and address issues. In addition, the association holds training courses for all levels of hotel staff to improve service quality and help ensure high standards.