Hotel occupancy rates fail to live up to ambitions and expectations - JHA

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AMMAN — The head of the Jordan Hotels Association (JHA), Abdul Hakim Al-Hindi, said on Sunday that hotel occupancy rates on the second day of Eid Al-Adha do not meet the ambition and expectations of the hotel sector, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Al-Hindi added in a statement that occupancy rates in Amman hotels  reached 42%, while in the Dead Sea, it reached 70% and Petra 25%.

He also explained that the percentages vary according to the classification of Aqaba hotels, pointing out that the five-star hotels’ occupancy rates reached 80%. However, compared to less than five stars classified hotels it reached 50-55%.

Al-Hindi said the reasons for the unsatisfactory occupancy rates, many families are busy with “Tawjihi” exams, in addition to the specificity of Eid al-Adha compared to other holidays, as it coincides with the Hajj season and some families prioritize spending on sacrificial animals.

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