345,000 foreigners visit Madaba till the end of October

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AMMAN — Director of Madaba Tourism Directorate Wael Janineh said that this year the city saw a remarkable increase in the number of tourists: 38,000 Jordanians and 345,000 foreign tourists visited the city by the end of October, compared with 80,000 visitors in the same period last year, Khaberni News reported.اضافة اعلان

Madaba became a key destination for tourism after winning the title of Capital of Arab Tourism 2022, Janineh said, adding that the increase in the number of tourists is due to the diversity the governorate offers, including religious, historical, medical, and adventure tourism.

Since the beginning of this year, Madaba has hosted many events and activities promoting it as Capital of Arab Tourism, including cultural events featuring leading Jordanian singers, distinguished artistic groups, and folklore ensembles from various countries.

Janineh said that various activities will continue to be held in the city, with Christmas and New Year celebrations scheduled for this month.

In cooperation with the Tourism Development Association, the Greater Madaba Municipality and the Provincial Council will decorate the city center, light a Christmas tree, and organize religious events at a number of sites in Madaba.

Janineh said that the tourism sector is witnessing a significant improvement, and that number of tourist establishments has reached 110: 20 hotels, 29 restaurants, 26 operators, 30 shops and five tourism and travel offices, which all employ 766 people.

Postage stamps with Madaba were issued, and screens were installed at the Visitors’ Center to familiarize tourists with archaeological sites in the governorate, he said, adding that guiding panels and signs made of mosaics were installed, and a competition will be held for the best design of Madaba, the Capital of Arab Tourism, to reflect Madaba’s mosaic identity.

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