Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

August 2018

This month the newly revamped Citadel Café at the Amman Citadel re-opened with a new look. USAID BEST supported the revamp, along with working with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to develop new procedures for private sector operation of MoTA tourism sites, which are being used as a prototype at the Amman Citadel Café. USAID BEST worked with partners to providing important business planning and financial management training to small and medium-sized tourism enterprises in Aqaba and to women handicraft producers to help them improve operations and access finance to encourage development and expansion of existing businesses and establishment of new tourism businesses. Read about these and more in this month’s newsletter.