1.6 million visit Aqaba by end of October

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AMMAN — In the first 10 months of this year, 1,665,621 tourists and visitors arrived in Aqaba, according to Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Commissioner for Environment and Tourism Nidal Al-Majali. اضافة اعلان

Majali said on Sunday that tourism this year in the port city has “stood out”, with expectations that it will continue to do so over the next two months. He attributed the tourism boom to a rise in the number of tourist cruises docking in Aqaba and the budget flights that arrive and depart from the city’s airport, a local news outlet reported.

A total of 842,962 people, including 408,646 tourists, registered at Aqaba hotels in the first 10 months of 2022, compared to 561,773 for the year of 2021, the commissioner said. This brought the average booking rate of hotels to 52.9 percent, compared to 40.6 percent during 2021.

In order, Israeli, American, German, and British nationals accounted for the highest number of international arrivals to Aqaba.

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