Russian war had little impact on Jordanian tourism — PDTRA

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AMMAN — Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Suleiman Al-Farajat said that Jordan is among the countries least-affected by the Russia-Ukraine crisis in terms of tourism because the sector does not depend on the Russian market, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Meanwhile, he noted in comments on Tuesday, that European tourism from Southern and Eastern Europe to Jordan has increased.

“These European markets, and especially the Eastern European market, are affected by the crisis, so any increase in the number of European tourists is considered a positive indicator,” the chairman said.

The number of tourists currently visiting Petra has reached the 2019 level, which indicates “total recovery”, Farajat added.

However, “increase in some numbers does not mean full recovery of the tourism sector, which needs some time to make up for the losses incurred during the pandemic”, he said.

“Jordan is one of the countries that has largely taken in its share of the global tourism market after COVID-19, and one of the countries that has recovered the most,” added Farajat.

“We are witnessing now the recovery of all sectors, especially the tourism sector. This recovery requires preparation, in terms of services and infrastructure at tourism sites,” he explained.

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