Younger tourists visiting Petra, says Farajat

A young tourists sits atop a mountain overlooking Petra’s treasury. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
AMMAN — Chief Commissioner of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority Suleiman Al-Farajat said on Sunday that the profile of tourists coming to Petra is changing, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

Farajat said that programs by the government and the Ministry of Tourism succeeded in attracting younger visitors to Petra, and these tend to stay longer, use traditional means of transportation, and lodge in three- or four-star hotels, which is, most of the time, an investment in the local community and therefore has a better economic return.

Farajat pointed out that about 1,000 foreign tourists visit Petra daily; in the month of May, the number reached about 86,000, which is very good compared to previous years.

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