Occupancy of Dead Sea hotels at 79% last weekend - JHA

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AMMAN — In a statement to "Petra" on Thursday, September 7, vice president and spokesperson for Jordan Hotels Association (JHA), Hussein Hilalat, said that the occupancy rates of hotels in all categories in the Dead Sea were at 79 percent last weekend.اضافة اعلان

Amman hotel occupancy rates of all categories stood at 58 percent, Aqaba at 60 percent, and Petra at 49 percent.

Additionally, he stated that occupancy rates in 5-star hotels reached 82 percent in the Dead Sea, 58 percent in Aqaba, 64 percent in Amman and in Petra. Meanwhile occupancy rates in 4-star hotels stood at 75 percent in the Dead Sea, 59 percent in Aqaba, 58 percent in Amman, and 45 percent in Petra.

Current tourist boom
Hilalat noted Jordan is also witnessing an "active" tourist movement, which is expected to continue during the coming months.

He said growth in hotel occupancy in the Dead Sea and Petra region was driven by multiple conferences, an increase in tourist groups of different nationalities, and launching Petra Desert Marathon activities from the Dead Sea region to the city of Petra.

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