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Aqaba attracts tourists with JD10 roundtrip tickets in winter

25 Jan 2018

(Jordan Times) 

he third Aqaba Carnival is scheduled to kick off on February 1, featuring several events and attractive discounts over one month, an official said.

The carnival, organised by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), is a winter promotional campaign that includes shows, activities and discounts at most of Aqaba's facilities, spokesperson of the state-run Aqaba Development Corporation Khalil Farrayeh told The Jordan Times on Wednesday.

The campaign, launched for the third year, seeks to increase the number of visitors by encouraging local tourists to make the southern city their getaway destination from the cold weather, he added. 

He noted that three-, four- and five-star hotels, souvenir and garment shops, and land and air transport companies are offering discount prices that have so far "tempted" hundreds of vacationers.

“Our transportation partners are recording increased reservations to the city in February,” Farrayeh said, adding that the campaign is also targeting Arab Israeli, Lebanese and Saudi tourists.

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