Wadi Rum train trips to increase in bid to boost tourism

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A stretch of a railway used by tourist trains in southern Jordan. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/JNews)

AMMAN — The Jordan Hejaz Railway Corporation plans to increase train trips to Wadi Rum to underline the Kingdom’s cultural heritage and boost tourism to the area, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

It said the comments by Transport Minister Wajeeh Al-Azaizeh came during a coordination meeting to enhance tourism to Wadi Rum with Tourism Minister Nayef Al-Fayez and Jordan Heritage Revival Company (JHRC) Board chairman, Shehada Abu Hudaib, on Saturday.

The Transport Ministry said in a statement that the meeting, which was also attended by the Director General of the Jordan Hijaz Railway Corporation, Salah Al-Lozi, was briefed by the JHRC chief on a tourism project the company is implementing in Wadi Rum, which was designed to depict Jordan’s diverse tourism and geographical history.

It said the minister said the Jordan Hejaz Railway Corporation is ready to increase the number of train trips to Wadi Rum, noting the Jordan Hijaz Railway Corporation’s role in the tourist project, where steam trains will run trips to reflect the Kingdom’s rich history and the centennial of the Great Arab Revolt.

The participants agreed to step up work and coordination among all stakeholders to provide a unique Jordanian tourism product locally and internationally.

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