Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Tourism sector expected to continue recovering in 2018

3 Jan 2018

(Jordan Times) The tourism sector is expected to continue recovering during 2018, according to stakeholders, who urged the concerned bodies for more efforts to better promote the Kingdom and open new markets.Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) Director Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat said that 2017 witnessed a "considerable" increase in the number of tourists according to the Central Bank of Jordan's figures.

Arabiyat said that revenues from tourism during November 2017 increased by 14.3 per cent compared with the same period of 2016.He outlined a number of measures that contributed to increasing tourism indicators including coordinating with the relevant bodies in the fields of promotion.The JTB also supported the plans for stimulating the charter and low-cost flights including supporting the prices of tickets. Trip bookings to Jordan in 2018 are "promising", with fewer cancellations compared with previous years, Suleiman Abu Dalou, a tourist operator, told The Jordan Times on Wednesday. 

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