Marketing diving tourism in Aqaba

(Photo: From Aqaba diving association facebook page)
AQABA — Head of the Aqaba Diving Association Khamash Yassin and a team of consultants from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Saturday to discuss ways of marketing diving tourism in Aqaba.اضافة اعلان

Discussions centered on the mechanism for the implementation of the Japanese tourism modernization and development project and enhancing bilateral cooperation.

Yassin reviewed the Japanese team's assessment of Aqaba’s most foremost tourist features and diving sites across the Gulf of Aqaba. The assessment covered both natural and manmade diving sites and diving centers’ technical and logistical capabilities. Aqaba’s diving sites attract both domestic and international tourists.

Yassin told Jordan News that the Jordanian government supports diving tourism by Royal directive through several projects aimed at marketing Jordanian tourism, especially diving tourism in the Gulf of Aqaba.

The Aqaba Diving Association participated in tourism exhibitions in Japan and introduced a program to train women divers and support the country’s diving sector in the field of environmental scientific activities.

Yassin explained that a site called the Japanese Garden is among the diving sites in Aqaba. The site contains many types of multicolored corals, the committee head said, adding that it is considered one of the most important diving sites in the region, in addition to the more than 26 other sites where diving is permitted in the Gulf of Aqaba.

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