Jordan and Mexico strengthen tourism collaboration

Jordan and Mexico strengthen tourism collaboration
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AMMAN — To enhance Mexican-Jordanian tourism, a Turkish Airlines-led delegation, with support from the Mexican Embassy in Jordan, successfully concluded its visit to Mexico on Thursday. The primary objective was to foster cooperation and encourage tourist exchange between the nations. This initiative, facilitated by the Jordan Tourism Board and the Mexican Ministry of Tourism, involved key representatives, including Raed Mirza, Director of Travel and Logistics Services at the Royal Hashemite Court; Dr. Samer Al-Azza, Director of Media and Public Relations at the Mexican Embassy in Jordan; Ahmad Nael Al-Majali, Representative of the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB); Mohammad Beshnag, Sales and Marketing Director at Turkish Airlines; Bilal Shakakha, General Manager of Al-Shams Travel and Tourism; and Feras Abu Taha, General Manager of Wadi Travel and Tourism.اضافة اعلان

The delegation engaged in discussions with Mexican Minister of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marques. Attended by Jordanian Ambassador Al-Khaldi and Deputy Ambassador Amjad Mubaydeen, the meeting focused on fostering collaboration to increase the number of Mexican and Jordanian tourists, facilitating air travel, and addressing challenges in the tourism sector. Participants highlighted measures to enhance tourism product development, improve airport infrastructure, and strategize traveler diversification to boost spending, Al-Ghad reported.

A key aspect was the emphasis on establishing a bilateral agreement in tourism and aviation. Ambassador Al-Khaldi stressed the importance of sharing best practices in tourist services. Discussions included plans for a familiarization tour for Mexican tour operators and travel agents in Istanbul, Turkey, showcasing Mexico's diverse tourist offerings. An invitation was extended to Jordanian authorities and tour organizers to attend the 48th edition of Tianguis Turístico México 2024 in Acapulco, Guerrero, in April 2024.

During the visit, the delegation met with officials from the Mexican Ministry of Tourism, including Ernesto Velasquez Vasquez, International Media Director, and Yunadab Abigail Zacarias Sanchez, Deputy Ambassador. Turkish Airlines representatives, Ertan Albay, General Manager in Mexico, and Musa Ozgan, Sales Director in Mexico, were also present. The visit included tours of three Mexican cities (Mexico City, Merida, and Cancun) to explore key tourist, archaeological, and historical sites.

Both parties agreed on organizing a visit by a Mexican delegation from the tourism sector to Jordan. This aims to familiarize them with the Kingdom's tourist attractions, particularly in the domains of religious, medical, and entertainment tourism.