Aqaba committed to enhancing tourism in Golden Triangle

Jordan receives 36 tourist ships in Aqaba since year start
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AMMAN — In an ongoing commitment to invigorate both domestic and international tourism, the Aqaba Special Economic Authority is curating an array of activities and ventures focusing on Aqaba and the iconic Golden Triangle, comprising Aqaba, Petra, and Wadi Rum. These efforts underscore the region's rich potential as a vibrant travel hub.اضافة اعلان

Over recent months, the city has seen a flourish of artistic, entertainment, and family-friendly festivals, further amplifying its allure, Jordan News Agency Petra reported.

Underlining the authority's proactive role, Fayez mentioned various initiatives undertaken in tandem with tourism sector partners. These include the promotion of tourist attractions within the city and hosting numerous family events across Aqaba, all freely accessible to the public.

Highlighting Aqaba’s dedication to the marine environment, a monumental seabed cleanup drive was recently launched at Aqaba's central beach. This initiative, which saw the involvement of 120 divers, manifests the city's commitment to sustainable tourism.

"The city's maritime infrastructure and the synergistic collaboration between the public and private sectors have elevated Aqaba’s tourism stature," Nayef Hamidi Fayez, the head of the Aqaba special region authority, noted.

Influx of visitors
The past quarter welcomed about 100,000 tourists through Aqaba’s entry points, including border crossings like Al-Yatm, Wadi Araba, Al-Durra, the King Hussein International Airport, and the passenger terminal port.

This period also saw the entry of approximately 23,000 passenger vehicles and 2,400 buses.

A standout figure from the authority's data reveals over 71,000 visitors disembarked from 58 ships, a number that considerably surpassed the anticipated 25,000 tourists from 10 ships.

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