Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

King inaugurates WEF MENA, highlights tourism as a growing sector for Jordan

6 Apr 2019

Hosted by Jordan for the 10th time, the WEF on MENA is held this year under the theme “Building New Platforms of Cooperation”, with the participation of more than 1,000 government, business and civil society leaders from over 50 countries.

In his keynote speech, His Majesty noted that Jordan’s economy offers plenty of opportunities.

“To grow opportunities faster, Jordan is making a priority of economic sectors that offer high growth potential and multiple openings for investment,” the King said, noting that “the more than 300 million people of our region provide a talent pool eager to compete on a global level, and a huge marketplace of consumers and businesses.”

His Majesty highlighted tourism as a growing sector.

“We are seeing rising numbers of foreign visitors to Jordan. They know and trust our welcoming, secure country, and they are drawn to our many and diverse destinations,” the King said. “We will continue to back innovation and enterprise—from start-ups to the global leaders that have made us a base. And above all, we are listening to you, about what is needed for opportunity to flourish."

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