Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

‘Jordan very safe for tourists; Jordanians open and hospitable’

6 Mar 2018

International tourism industry publication “Travel Weekly” published an article on Monday titled “The King of Jordan talks tourism”, which included excerpts from a recent meeting His Majesty King Abdullah held with the paper’s chief editor, Arnie Weissmann, in Amman.

King Abdullah spoke about tourism’s important role in the economy, saying, according to the article: “Tourism’s role in the economy is huge, and impacts many downstream industries”.

With the discussion chiefly focusing on tourist attractions and historical sites, as part of His Majesty’s efforts to promote Jordan’s tourism industry, the article quoted the King as saying that Jordan is “a very safe place to go and that the people are very open and hospitable”.

Commenting on the impact of regional crises on Jordan’s tourism sector, His Majesty said that when the number of Western tourists dropped, the Kingdom witnessed an increase in the number of Arab visitors, who view Jordan as a safe destination, and added: “We are seeing visitors coming back in large numbers. Wadi Rum had an improvement of 75 per cent last year”.

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