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Approximately 350 out of Jerash’s 250,000 residents work in tourism

16 Dec 2018

Source: Jordan Times

Despite being the second most visited tourism attraction in Jordan, Jerash’s tourism sector does not provide jobs for 99 per cent of its population, experts said.

Out of 280,000 residents, about 350 people are involved in the tourism industry in Jerash, which is 48km north of Amman, Yousef Zreagat, a tourism expert, told The Jordan Times on Saturday.

“It is not fair that people here have such a massive ancient city and only a handful of them benefit from it,” Omar Faqih, manager of the Jerash Cooperative Directorate said.

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