Vardot revamped, redesigned, and developed Siyaha website on Drupal. Features and functions required from Jordan Tourism Development were developed to enable the team members to dynamically update their content, upload grants, request proposals, and publish news.
The USAID/Jordan Tourism Development Project II is a $31.5 million, five-year project (2008-2013) that is working to improve Jordan’s competitiveness as an international tourism destination. The project works in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities on initiatives such as developing a new national hotel classification system, improving tourism research and destination marketing, enhancing ecotourism, developing better handicrafts and upgrading vocational training in tourism. The USAID/Jordan Tourism Development Project II is supporting the ministry in developing tourist sites by upgrading archaeological site management, interpretation and investment promotion at key sites, especially Petra and the Amman Citadel.
The site was built on Drupal 6 with the implementation of performance enhancements to accommodate the heavy filled content on the pages. Measures have been made to cache the site and load pages in a prompt manner. Vardot incorporated a bi-lingual module for Arabic support in which the Siyaha team directly uses the platform to dynamically manage translations.
Currently, the site is hosted through Vardot's hosting service and Siyaha continues to work with Vardot for web support.