Holiday, new year influx expected to bring 140,000 tourists to Jordan

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AMMAN — Between 120,000 and 140,000 tourists are expected to arrive in the Kingdom during the holiday and new year’s season, according to the Jordanian Association for Inbound Tourism.اضافة اعلان

The 2022 holiday and new year season, which began on December 20, is witnessing an “exceptional” number of tourist bookings, with hotels in Petra and  reaching 90-95 percent capacity, Al-Mamlaka TV reported the association as saying.

Association spokesperson and member of the board of directors Nabih Riyal said that the most active tourism markets during this season are European markets such as Italy, France, and Spain, as well as those in North and South America.

“Tourism is Jordan’s oil,” Riyal said. “The sector accounts for around 14 percent of the GDP and directly and indirectly employs nearly 60,000 citizens.”

Inbound tourism is also “an essential tributary of local communities, especially in the south of the Kingdom,” he added.

“Steps taken by the government and security agencies play a key role in ensuring that tourists enjoy themselves and have a pleasant time in Jordan,” he said, highlighting the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Jordan Tourism Board, and the private sector to market the Kingdom as a tourism destination, making it stand out on the world map.

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