Tethered balloon project launches in Petra city

Petra Balloon hot balloon
(Photo: Petra Balloon)
AMMAN — A tethered balloon soared 300 meters high above the ancient city of Petra on Wednesday. Created by local community members, in collaboration with the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA), it is the first of its kind in Jordan.اضافة اعلان

Suliman Farajat, the chairman of PDTRA, said that the project will boost the tourism appeal of Petra, both locally and globally, and will play a significant role in promoting tourism in the area, The Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Last year, the PDTRA entered into an investment agreement with a local institution in Petra city for the 30-person tethered balloon. This was part of the authority's efforts to create multiple investment projects in the area, which aim to enhance visitors' experience and generate more job opportunities for the local communities.

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