50% more tourists visit Ajloun so far this year than in same period of 2021

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AMMAN — The number of visitors to Ajloun and Tell Mar Elias Monastery increased by 50 percent during the first quarter of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, according to Director of Ajloun Tourism Directorate Mohammad Aldeek.اضافة اعلان

Aldeek told Jordan News that the increase may be attributed to the measures taken by the Ministry of Tourism at tourist sites following the government’s decision to relax the COVID-19 restrictions, as well as to the improved services in the area, and the events and activities organized to attract visitors, such as “handicraft shops, plays for children and families, and some religious activities”.

He added that the “moderate and breezy weather in the north, especially in Ajloun, is a good reason for people to visit it”.

“Moreover, all investment projects and tourist activities are back to their normal activity, much as they were before COVID-19, if not better, as about six additional establishments have joined the tourism sector in Ajloun since then,” Aldeek said.

Around 300 employees are currently working in all tourist establishments in Ajloun, most of them Jordanians, he said, adding: “In 2021, around 190,000 people visited Ajloun Castle. During the first quarter of 2021, 13,000 people visited Ajloun Castle, while 26,000 visitors visited during the same period of 2022.”

Ajloun Governorate was visited by 2 million in 2021, but “the directorate expects around 4 million visitors this year, with the cable car project,” said Aldeek, adding that “the upcoming season is promising for the tourism sector.”

“We enhanced and rehabilitated the governorate’s main roads, and are expecting many investments in the near future,” so Ajloun is expected to “be a main tourist destination for people in the upcoming period”, he said.

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