World celebrates World Tourism Day 2023, focus on green investment

(Photo: UN World Tourism Organization)
AMMANWorld Tourism Day 2023 was celebrated worldwide on Friday, September 27, under its global theme "Tourism and Green Investment." This global event hopes to unite the world in improving tourism methodologies and economies.اضافة اعلان

The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) identified green investments as one of the main priorities for tourism recovery, future growth, and development, especially post-pandemic, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

There was particular emphasis on ‘green’ investments, and in supporting the local environments that nurture tourism and natural resources. The organization hopes that through uniting the world in focusing on this approach, we may find new investment strategies to enhance global tourism, tourism economies post-pandemic, and the environment.

Jordan celebrates World Tourism Day
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities joined the world in organizing events in tourism cantered directorates across the Kingdom including holding exhibitions to display local products and handicrafts.

The number of tourists visiting Jordan during the past eight months of 2023 reached 4.5 million, according to a ministry statement, noting that tourism income for the same period amounted to JD3,651 billion.

Enhancing tourism in Jordan
The Ministry stated that it has launched several training programs to qualify workers in the tourism sector, service providers, owners of tourism experiences from local communities and job seekers.

The Ministry said it is committed to establishing, developing, activating and sustaining tourist attractions and itineraries, especially in remote areas where unemployment rates are higher.