Jordanian travel abroad during Eid Al-Fitr drops by 50%

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AMMAN — The number of Jordanian travelers heading abroad during Eid Al-Fitr decreased by 50 percent, according to secretary of the Jordanian Society of Travel and Tourism Agents, Bassem Al-Ghalayini. اضافة اعلان

While Ghalayini did not share the exact reason for the sharp decrease, he stated that the most popular destinations during the holidays have been Sharm El-Sheikh, Antalya, and Istanbul.

High competitionDespite several promotional offers from tourism offices for these destinations, Ghaylini highlighted that the competition was high, and that prices during the holiday season tend to be higher than other times of the year.

In regards to domestic tourism, he continued to explain that most trips were day trips, not one-night stays, noting that there was an increased in hotel prices and many Jordanians did not receive the preferential rates to foreign tourists. 

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