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‘Urdun Jannah’ draws in more than 106,000 local tourists

2. Urdun Jannah
The Ministry of Tourism’s domestic tourism program “Urdun Jannah” has helped transport 101,600 tourists via bus between April and October 2021. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Tourism’s “Urdun Jannah” program, which encourages domestic tourism, has attracted more than 106,900 participant in the period from April through to October this year, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Out of the total number of participants, around 101,600 benefited from free transportation via tourist buses, while some 5,300 traveled on domestic flights, according to a statement issued by the program’s director, Yazan Khudair.

Khudair said that 3,444 tourist buses transported participants in the program from the Kingdom’s various governorates, adding that the majority of travel companies and tourist guides benefited “remarkably” from the program.

The city of Petra, which was badly affected by the disruption of foreign tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic, received the majority of overnight domestic tourists to Jordan’s south, Khudair said, adding that this step contributed to the recent increase in visitor numbers to the rose-red city.

To date, Khudair said that 450 complaints and violations were “diligently” followed up and dealt with directly, which helped contribute to avoiding or reducing the number of future repeat violations.

He said the objective of this government supported program was to revive domestic tourism at affordable prices for all Jordanians. The ministry and Tourism Promotion Commission pay more than 50 percent of the cost of trips.

The jannah.jo app is available for download on Android and iOS, and through it people can inquire, book, and pay for trips, the statement said, adding that the same services are also still available at tourism offices and directorates nationwide.

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