2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award

Feynan Ecolodge Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award for Best Small - Middle East

Feynan Ecolodge Recognized Among Best of the Best in Middle East, Based on Exceptional 2019 Traveler Reviews

 

Amman, Jordan – August 04, 2020 – Feynan Ecolodge today announced it has been recognized as the overall 2020 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best award winner for Best Small - Middle East, ranking 22 out of 25. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners exemplify travelers’ ultimate favorite, top 1% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

 

“Winners of the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for travel and hospitality, we want to celebrate our partners' achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travelers as the world begins to venture out again.”

To see traveler reviews and popular featuresof Feynan Ecolodge, visit https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g318873-d625965-Reviews-Feynan_Ecolodge-Dana_Tafilah_Governorate.html.

 

About Feynan Ecolodge

The 26-room solar powered lodge provides an adventurous, enchanting escape into the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Developed by its owner the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) in 2005, and managed by EcoHotels since 2009, Feynan is a model of sustainability and ecotourism. Operated with minimal impact on the environment and contributing to the conservation of nature, Feynan also provides income generating opportunities and benefits for the local communities surrounding the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Feynan is more than an accommodation; it is a world class ecotourism destination that offers its guests numerous unique and authentic experiences engrained in nature, culture, history, adventure, astronomy and food. Guests can be found hiking or biking across diverse landscapes, interacting with the local Bedouin community, stargazing and exploring archaeological sites including some of the world’s oldest copper mines.

Feynan Ecolodge directly benefits over 80 families (400 people) around the Dana Reserve, using policies such as exclusively local staff, a local community transfer scheme for guests at the lodge, purchasing products from local businesses and housing two workshops onsite that employ local women to make candles and leather handicrafts that are used and sold at the lodge. Around 50% of the money spent by guests at Feynan stays within the local community.

 

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