Traveler Information

Where will AdventureNEXT Near East Take Place?

AdventureNEXT Near East 2018 will be held in The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The sessions, most meals and networking will happen at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea (shown as the red pin), on the shore of the Dead Sea, 400 meters (1,312 feet) below sea level. It is accessible via a 60-minute drive from Amman and close to many touristic and historical sites, such as Madaba, Wadi Mujib, Mount Nibo and the Baptism site. Nearby hotels are shown as a yellow pin on the map.

The Kempinski Hotel is on the shores of the Dead Sea and renowned for its bedouin hospitality and culinary expertise.

AdventureNEXT events will take place in indoor and outdoor facilities at the Kempinski Hotel

The Kempinski and nearby hotels are conveniently only an hour from the international airport


All delegates are invited to enjoy one of many Pre-Adventures for a nominal fee. A limited number of buyers and media are eligible for complimentary Pre-Adventures and Post-Adventures.

Airport & Shuttles

The new Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is conveniently located just an hour from the Kempinski Hotel. Considered to be the main airport in Jordan, QAIA is serviced by many global airline carriers and will be the main airport for the conference arrival and departures. Jordan Tourism has an office inside the airport if delegates need assistance upon arrival. Car rentals are available. Jordan is working with a transfer company to book complimentary transfers between select hotels at the Dead Sea and the Amman Airport (AMM) on select days only. Please sign up for your desired transfer time before May 2, 2018. If you wish to transfer outside of these times or locations, please make your own arrangements.

Passports & Travel Visa

A passport with a validity of at least six months and a visa are required for single entry to Jordan. Visas are required and for most nationalities, can be obtained upon arrival. Some nationalities and multiple-entry plans require obtaining a visa prior to arrival. We strongly encourage you to review this list to check the visa requirements or contact your local embassy.

For delegates who are citizens of countries that require a visa, the ATTA can provide you with an invitation letter to assist you in your visa application. Registered delegates only, fill out the Visa Letter Request Form. Your invitation letter will be delivered by email as a PDF file within five business days.

Practical Information

Key Dates

For travel purposes, here are key days for AdventureNEXT.

April 27 – May 6
If you are attending a Pre-Adventure, your trip will begin one of these days. Please check with the tour operator and your Pre-Adventure itinerary to get your trip’s specific dates.

Monday, May 7
Recommended arrival day if you do not attend a pre-adventure. Pre-adventures end today and delegates make their way to the Dead Sea by 4:00 PM. Check-in and welcome reception will be at the Dead Sea.

Tuesday, May 8
8:00 AM-9:00 PM — Check-In, Opening Plenary, Marketplace Appointments, Workshop Sessions, Closing Plenary, Dinner

Wednesday, May 9
9:00 AM-8:30 PM — Marketplace Appointments, Workshop Sessions, Closing Plenary, Closing Dinner

Thursday, May 10
AdventureNEXT is over. Delegates may fly back home or stay and enjoy more adventure opportunities within the broader region.


Weather will be pleasant overall, but can be unpredictable and on the hotter side in May. In Amman, the average Fahrenheit temperatures are 80+/- degrees during the day and in the 60’s at night. It will be warmer at the Dead Sea and in the Jordan Valley as well as in Aqaba on the Red Sea. Bring a light jacket for layering in the evenings. Please check the 10-day forecast before your departure.

Mosquitos can be a nuisance this time of year at the Dead Sea. Plan on bringing bug repellant in your personal belongings.


As with all ATTA events, the attire is ‘Adventure Casual’. Adventure Casual means jeans or pants with a shirt or fleece, on occasion you may see a sport jacket or very casual dress. A light jacket or sweater is recommended for the evenings. Pre-Adventures may have specific packing requirements; you’ll receive this information ahead of time from your activity provider.

Even though Jordan is primarily a Muslim country, the freedom of all religions is protected. Some traditional Muslim and Christian women choose to wear clothing that covers their arms, legs and/or hair, however, this is by choice only and no one is subject to these customs. Regardless, very revealing clothing is not appropriate and conservative dress is advisable for both men and women in the old part of Amman (downtown) and in smaller cities


Please check with your hotel for additional information on internet connectivity. There will be free WiFi internet access during AdventureNEXT at the Kempinski Hotel.

Commuting from Amman

On May 7th, the welcome dinner takes place at the Movenpick Dead Sea Hotel starting at 19:00. All delegates – both international and domestic are encouraged to attend, as it is included in your event registration and will provide an engaging networking opportunity. If you will be commuting on your own to the area, please note that there will be restricted road access around the Convention Center and Hilton hotel area due to a high security event taking place there. Please refrain from using the service roads, and this should not affect your participation at AdventureNEXT Near East.

يقام حفل العشاء الترحيبي في فندق Movenpick Dead Sea ابتداءً من الساعة السابعه من مساء يوم ٧ أيار ٢.١٨. ندعو جميع المندوبين – سواء كانوا دوليين أو محليين – على الحضور ، مما سيوفر فرصة تواصل مع المدعوين، علما ان التسجيل للمؤتمر يشمل حفل العشاء.

يرجى الملاحظة أن الطرق المحيطة لمركز المؤتمرات وفندق هيلتون غير متاح لدواعي أمنيه. يرجى الامتناع عن استخدام طرق الخدمات، علما بأن ذلك لن يؤثر على المشاركة في AdventureNEXT Near East.

Electrical System

The electrical system in Jordan is based on 220 AC volts, 50 cycles. The most commonly used electrical outlets in Jordan are: Type C; Type F; Type G. Visitors from North America will need a converter and adapter.

Travel Protection & Emergency Evacuation

Important Notice: The ATTA highly recommends that all AdventureNEXT participants purchase travel insurance to provide the level of protection and support you require during your involvement at the event and during Pre- or Post-NEXT activities. The ATTA encourages delegates to consider purchasing travel insurance with ATTA’s Travel Insurance Partner – World Nomads. Additional ATTA travel insurance and safety/medical member providers include: AIG, Global Rescue, and Ripcord – powered by Redpoint.

The Jordan Tourism Board has arranged for other entities to provide indoor and outdoor activities for AdventureNEXT participants. By choosing a Pre- or Post-NEXT Adventure, you recognize that neither the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), nor its agents, servants, employees, and/or officers, are in any way responsible for any activities conducted by other entities. You further agree to Release and Discharge the ATTA and its agents, servants, employees and/or officers from any claim relating to either the selection of the other entities or the suitability of the entity to provide the indoor or outdoor activity. You recognize and understand that the safety laws, regulations, and requirements for any indoor or outdoor activity may vary widely from your home country’s similar laws, regulations, and requirements. You also understand that medical care in Jordan may differ from your home country and you agree to Release and Discharge the ATTA and its agents, servants, employees and/or officers from any claim relating to medical services.

Official Air Booking Desk

ATTA’s official air booking desk is Exito Travel. Registered delegates are eligible for Exito’s exclusive discounts on flights to Jordan.

For discount information and a custom quote, call 800-655-4053. Booking link will be coming soon.


The ATTA and Jordan Tourism Board have secured some world-class hotel options all within a short distance to the AdventureNEXT venue — at a discounted rate for delegates.

Please note: If you are not staying at one of the official hotels, you will need to arrange your own transfers to and from the airport.

There will also be other events happening at the Dead Sea during the same dates as our conference. Please book your hotel EARLY to avoid disapointment in hotels being fully sold out of space.

The cut-off dates to book an official hotel vary – see below.


This 5-star luxury hotel situated on the famous Dead Sea is also the primary venue for AdventureNEXT Near East. Providing uninterrupted views across the vast sea towards the west bank and access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, your stay at the Kempinski Hotel is sure to be an ideal venue from which to explore the rich culture and deep history of the area and network round the clock with delegates attending AdventureNEXT.

Delegate Prices for 3-night minimum stays:
Superior Room USD $360.00 (approximately 255.00 JOD)
All rates include taxes & breakfast and are the same for single or double occupancy.
Deadline for booking: April 27
Booking Code: JORD180508
Click here to book these rates at the Kempinski



Just a five minute walk to the AdventureNEXT venue, the Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa is also the host of our final night dinner and closing party. Delegates who stay at this resort will experience five-star lodging and an assortment of luxury perks.

Delegate Prices for 3-night minimum stays:
Deluxe Single: 139.00 JOD
Deluxe: 149.00 JOD
All rates include breakfast. Rates do not include 10% Service Charge + 7% Government Tax. One week Cancellation clause applies.

Deadline for booking: April 27
Click here to book these rates at the Marriott


A short 6-minute drive from the AdventureNEXT Near East venue, the Holiday Inn is a business and family friendly resort where guests can soak up the ancient magic of Jordan’s Dead Sea in contemporary comfort.

Delegate Price for minimum 3-night stay
Single or Double Standard Room: 130.00 JOD
All rates include breakfast. Rates do not include 10% Service Charge + 7% Government Tax. Bookings are non-refundable.

Deadline for booking: April 15
Click here to book these rates at the Holiday Inn