Tourism is recovering from COVID-19, says Khasawneh

2. PM  says tourism is recovering from COVID-19  - petra
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AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh reiterated that the Kingdom’s tourism sector is recovering from the blows it dealt during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Tourism and most economic activity came to a virtual standstill during the pandemic as a result of lockdowns and closures of various sectors of the economy.

Khasawneh said that tourism was the sector most affected by the pandemic, but indications now point that it “has begun to recover”.

His remarks came in a meeting with Bandar Al-Fahid, president of the Arab Tourism Organization (ATO), who is visiting Jordan to participate in the seventh Medical Tourism World Summit.

In the meeting, which was also attended by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Al-Fayez, the premier stressed that Jordan’s tourism, archaeological and medical potentials, qualify it to attract medical tourists and Arab sightseers.

Fayez stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between Jordan and the ATO to create tourism programs that contribute to attracting more Arab tourists. He pointed out that Jordan is counting on the ATO’s selection of Madaba as the capital of Arab tourism for 2022.

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