Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Petra announces construction of new convention centre

16 Dec 2018

Source: Jordan Times

As part of the efforts to attract more visitors through different types of tourism, and mitigate seasonality, Petra is set construct a new convention centre for hosting international and domestic conferences, an official said.

Acting chief commissioner of the Petra Development Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Sulaiman Farajat, said that authorities are planning to establish a conference hall in Petra to diversify tourism.

Details of the project would be announced soon, Farajat told the Jordan Times on Thursday.

He added that tourism in Petra was facing challenges in attracting investments, due to legislation on buying land by non-Jordanians, which he charged does not “serve investment”.

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