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Petra visitors continue to increase in first quarter of 2019

1 Apr 2019

AMMAN — The number of foreign visitors to Petra in the first three months of 2019 increased by 53 per cent to 219,503 guests, compared with the same period of 2018, when the ancient city welcomed 143,345 visitors, the Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority (PDTRA) announced on Monday.

The number of total visitors to Petra, some 220km south of Amman, during the January-March period of 2019 stood at 239,275, compared with 176,154 visitors in the first three months of 2018, marking an increase of 36 per cent, according to a PDTRA statement.

March alone witnessed a remarkable increase of visitors to the rose-red city, which welcomed 116,132 visitors from various nationalities, including 108,170 foreign guests, 7,611 Jordanians and Arabs, and 351 students on school trips.

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