Tourists, cruises, flights to Aqaba on the rise in December

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AQABA — The southern city of Aqaba is welcoming an increasing number of local visitors and foreign tourists, especially from Europe, in the winter tourist season, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The movement of cruise ships to the ports of Aqaba and flights to King Hussein International Airport also witness a noticeable increase during this season, an official in the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) said Friday.

ASEZA Commissioner for Tourism and Environment Nidal Al-Majali said that the ports of Aqaba are expected to receive eight giant cruise ships carrying about 2,700 tourists each, while King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba has received 18 flights from abroad since the beginning of December.

Tourism in Aqaba is on the rise, reviving the sector in Jordan’s southern shore and the Golden Triangle in general, accompanied by an increase in commercial traffic and occupancy rates for hotels, which reached 45 percent for all classifications.

Majali said he had prepared a marketing program for commercial offers during the winter season, to the benefit of both residents and visitors of Aqaba, whose details will be announced soon.

The tourism sector in Aqaba relies on the concerted efforts of many parties, and success in this field can be achieved if all stakeholders cooperate to provide a distinctive tourism experience at all stages, Majali stressed.

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