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Tourism sector needs 3 years to recover from pandemic fallouts

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AMMAN — Jordan’s tourism sector needs at least three years to recover completely from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, said a leading personality in hotelier, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Abdulhakim Al-Hindi, president of the Jordan Hotel Association, said the tourism sector suffered serious losses estimated at millions of dinars, driven by factors, most notably lockdowns and other restrictions linked to the pandemic.

“The last two years have been the most difficult for the tourism sector since its inception,” he said. “However, there are significant debts and loans owed to the tourism sector, which had no possibility to pay and commit to these loans.”

Hindi predicted a “noticeable recovery” in the tourism sector soon. But, he added, that the effort could be hampered by the rising food prices.

He pointed out to high occupancy rates beginning in March, due to the easing and eventual removal of much of the restrictions that existed under the pandemic.

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