Hotel occupancy reaches 95% for Royal wedding

Royal wedding
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AMMAN — Hussein Halalat, a member of the board of Director of the Jordan Hotels Association stated that the occupancy rate in Amman hotels reached 95 percent occupancy, coinciding with the Royal wedding. اضافة اعلان

Meanwhile occupancy rates in the Dead Sea reached 85 percent, Petra with 66 percent, and Aqaba at 84 percent, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.

While three-star hotels in Amman reached 60 percent occupancy, followed by Petra at 39 percent, and Aqaba at 85 percent.

With the tourism sector in the Kingdom responsible for 14 percent of Jordan’s income, Halalat mentioned that there was a large presence of European foreign tourists entering the Kingdom, in celebration of the Royal Wedding.

Travelers entering Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) were greeted with a special commemorative stamp titled “Celebrating Al Hussein,” which honors the upcoming wedding ceremony of HRH Crown Prince Hussein and Miss Rajwa Al Saif.

In a statement, Halalat said, “The initiatives of HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II and his foundation for the tourism sector have had a positive impact on the tourism industry…with about 600 hotels currently."

In addition to the celebrations, the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature also announced free entry for all of its reserves on the occasion of the Royal Wedding.

The total hotel occupancy rates reached 78 percent.

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