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Jordan receives 20% of world’s shipping tourism — ASEZA

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AMMAN — Commissioner of Tourism and Environment of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Nidal Al-Majali said since the beginning of 2022, Aqaba received 70 cruise ships, or about 20 percent of the world’s shipping tourism, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Majali said that the city of Aqaba is one of the main pillars of the “golden tourism triangle” for the European tourist reception for its integrated infrastructure, starting from King Hussein International Airport, which receives approximately 14 low-cost direct flights, in addition to the maritime port.

He said he believed that Aqaba and the Wadi Rum region are the cornerstone of the world’s tourism programs.

The Aqaba maritime port will receive 96 new cruise ships, and the number could increase, according to Majali.

He also noted that the Wadi Rum region is attractive to domestic, Arab and foreign tourism, receiving nearly 250,000 visitors over the past 10 months. 

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