Jordan, Palestine resume tourism cooperation following pandemic

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AMMAN — Jordan and Palestine have resumed tourism cooperation after a two-year disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jordanian Ambassador to Palestine Issam Budour said on Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

The pandemic “almost completely” stalled Jordanian-Palestinian tourism plans, according to Budour. However, “cooperation and coordination are the way to move forward in joint planning, with the theme of ‘Tourism Brings us Together’.”

Budour was speaking during the Jordan Tourism Board’s (JTB) annual gala dinner, held on Wednesday at the Oasis Hotel in Jericho in the Palestinian Territories.

He called on attendees of the event “to think creatively" to expand on previously established plans for tourism cooperation.

Palestinian Minister of Tourism Rula Maayah said that Palestine’s tourism sector was the first to be hit by the pandemic, and the last to recover. However, she affirmed that the sector “will recover soon”.

Meanwhile, JTB representative Khaled Kilani said Jordan is working to promote its tourist destinations in several Arab countries, adding that tourism is a source of income for sector's workers and local communities.

Jordan and Palestine are planning to sign a tourism cooperation agreement to cover the next three years, he said.

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