Petra tourist numbers off to great start in 2023, says official

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AMMAN — The number of visitors the ancient city of Petra rose during January and February, marking a “great start” to 2023, according to the chief commissioner of Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA).اضافة اعلان

Figures published on Monday showed that 180,388 tourists visited the city in the first two months of this year. According to PDTRA, the number by the end of the year may surpass the 1.1 million tourists welcomed in 2019.

Chief Commissioner of PDTRA Suleiman Al-Farajat told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that he has “great hopes for Petra in 2023”, citing the rose-red city's prominence on the global tourism map, current hotel bookings, and the authority’s up-to-date statistics.

The Kingdom’s tourist gemLast month, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Makram Al-Qaisi, said that over 70 percent of the Jordan Tourism Board's (JTB) promotional advertisements within and outside the Kingdom feature Petra.

Qaisi explained that Petra is not only a famous domestic tourist attraction, but it is also globally renowned, and Jordan is recognized for it as a prime site.

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