'Urdun Jannah' program promotes domestic tourism

Urdun Jannah helps Jordan Tourism Board reach target by a margin of over 50 percent. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN— The “Urdun Jannah” program has revitalized domestic tourism, despite the difficulties placed on the sector due to the COVID-19, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday. The program offered trips to a plethora of Jordan’s tourist destinations at “affordable prices”.اضافة اعلان

Supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) reached its target by a margin of over 50 percent. Just three months after its launch, participants reached 63,000, according to Petra.

Around 2,256 tourist busses transported the program participants across the Kingdom to multiple governorates accompanied by tour guides.

In a press statement on Saturday, JTB Assistant Director and Urdun Jannah Program Director Yazan Khudair said that the ministry and the commission are supporting local folklore events and concerts as part of the national and regional campaign "Al-Hawa Janwbi", launched by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, to stimulate tourism across Petra, Wadi Rum, and Aqaba.

The program aims to minimize the losses accrued in the tourism sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic and help it recover by involving tourist offices to provide free transportation using modern tour busses organizations, assigning tour guides, and providing free meals.

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