Games to offer new ‘tourist experience’

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AMMAN — Director-General of the Department of Antiquities Fadi Balawi said on Tuesday that the department agreed to implement a new tourism experience by developing video games featuring archaeological and tourist sites to attract visitors, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The department, he said, plans to carry out this experiment for two archaeological sites: Umm Qais and Ajloun Castle.

The project relies on cooperation, and is based on a partnership model between the government, educational institutions, and local communities, he added.

Tourists’ demand change over time; “they are no longer satisfied with only seeing tourist sites, now they are interested in living different tourist experiences”, he said.

The project aims to give tourists a better chance to interact with local residents, create new tourist experiences, give a competitive advantage to sites that are less known, boost the number of incoming tourists, and provide job opportunities, Balawi explained.

“This experience targets all tourists, whether domestic or foreign; it is built on scientific information that suits all ages and all groups of visitors,” he said.

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